With all the negative photo publicity out there from the aftermath of Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance, it’s great to see the famed singer in a series of photos that are far more flattering. The images taken by great French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier for the upcoming March 2013 Vogue issue are elegant, timeless, and simply vintage Demarchelier.
As you can see from the video below and the images, Demarchelier kept the lighting simple, using a Broncolor strobe inside an octa bank (Possibly Elinchrom’s). At times, he will add fill from below to open up the shadows, but for the most part, the larger light source of the octa allowed the light to wrap around Beyoncé’s face. What is important to note here is that Demarchelier placed the Octa bank fairly close to Beyoncé in order to create a beautiful wrap that is rich with tonality.
Vogue’s Behind-the-Scenes Video of the Beyoncé Knowles Photoshoot
Final Images in the March 2013 Issue of Vogue
You can read a portion of the article that is printed in the magazine, as well as see the larger images at Vogue.com
More on Beyoncé and Demarchelier
This Vogue photoshoot was not the first time that Beyoncé and Demarchelier had worked together. The pair did a feature shoot for the June 2011 issue of the W Magazine. That shoot, as you can see from the video below, had a very different feel compared to the Beyoncé 2013 Vogue shoot.
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