I’ve had the chance to work with Andrey DAS to produce one epic photoshoot after another but we had never really attempted to do anything in the day… so it was a fantastic challenge for us when Thomas Riguelle set up a day-time shoot for us in an old abbey with a couple capoeira artists.
Fire, as an element is extremely fun to play with but unless used properly, it becomes a mere effect rather than a storytelling element. Since we were trying to feature capoeira artists at work, we wanted to find a way to illustrate motion and movement using fire arcs.
The result? Some exciting action photography that was surprisingly tough to capture!
As well as a couple fun outtakes:
Special thanks to Thomas Riguelle for setting the whole thing up and Gunther Frans for providing a bunch of Elinchrom gear for me to use during the shoot!Credits go to Thomas Riguelle, Lily Beaudelaire and Richet Pierre for the video editing 🙂
Ft. The capoeira team from GRUPO MUZENZA CAPOEIRA
And of course Pyro by DAS.
If you want to read more about how to shoot fire, I recommend these links: 7 tips that will help you prepare for a photoshoot with fire
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Oh and PS. Here’s a small before/after 🙂