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A Look at Mark Seliger’s Oscar Party Instagram Portrait Studio

By Hanssie on March 1st 2016

What has now become an Oscar tradition, for the third year in a row, Mark Seliger and Instagram teamed up to give us an intimate look at the glamorous events at the annual Vanity Fair party. Hollywood’s biggest night and its biggest stars were immortalized in Seliger’s custom-built studio that was set up next to the event (which I heard served In-n-Out burgers. Yum).

The 14-second time-lapse below shows quite a team at work to get the simple set ready for stars like Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani and more.

Here are a few of my favorites, as seen on the Vanity Fair Instagram account:

Bow down, Little Monsters: @ladygaga, photographed by @markseliger in the #VFOscarParty portrait studio. #Oscars

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@kerrywashington wears classic Olivia Pope whites for @markseliger at the #VFOscarParty portrait studio. #Oscars

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Mark’s work is simple and beautiful and a large part of it (not surprisingly) is due to his lighting. A few years ago, Mark shared some of his lighting tips and tricks in the following Profoto video below. Check it out.

[Via Vanity Fair]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Shiyamdev Sritharan

    Wow the lighting in these photos is amazing!
    Just a quick note, you can see a menu lightly overlaid on the main cover image, not sure if that was intended.

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  2. Shawn Kelley

    Amazing lighting!!!

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  3. Gareth Wignall

    The light and mood in these images I just love. It could just be a wedding party! #Timeless

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  4. Bob Davis

    The photos didn’t load up on the page…

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