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Tape Face came to my studio during his time at the Edinburgh Fringe to update his press shots

Tape Face came to my studio during his time at the Edinburgh Fringe to update his press shots
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9 Comments | Report
Hov1s
 
Hov1s April 24, 2019
I love this. Great to see you took full advantage of the opportunity. :-)
ADZyne Platinum
ADZyne April 25, 2019
I'm glad I did, it's fantastic to see this image in print all over the world. Truly humbling
Ivy_Photos
 
Ivy_Photos April 24, 2019
This is beyond cool. Amazing shot of an awesome subject. I can't wait to show my son (he is 13 and super obsessed) lol.
ADZyne Platinum
ADZyne April 25, 2019
Thank you very much. If your son watches his new show, there is a section where he has the audience members shoot him with a Nerf blaster. This part of the show is directly influenced from this shoot (I had a pile if Nerf blaster props in the corner of the studio for another shoot that week)
kiwidragonfly Platinum
 
kiwidragonfly May 19, 2019
A great capture and definitely shows his character. Hard to believe that he was such a terrible standup comic until he came up with the idea to stop speaking.
robertmcdill Ultimate
 
robertmcdill June 23, 2019
From the comments, he must be famous in his own right, but I get a feeling of Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice from this image. Well done.
vbotgamer
 
vbotgamer March 12, 2020
Oh My Gosh It's TapeFace!!! I love that guy!!! He's so funny. Also great close up.
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel February 27, 2021
Wow! You captured him in all of his creative and wonderful humor.
StephenChinPhotography Platinum
 
StephenChinPhotography September 18, 2021
TapeFace! Great capture.
RedMaeven PRO
 
RedMaeven April 07, 2022
Awesome! Love TapeFace, fantastic picture, nearly made me smile as if I got to actually see him, myself. Thanks so much!
SherBear78 Platinum
 
SherBear78 July 18, 2023
I love Tape Face!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in my home studio. At the time, my home studio was a tiny room with a low ceiling, which is amazing to think when I see this image used all over the world.
Time
This was taken during mid day based on our availability during the day. As it was a studio shoot this had little impact on the image.
Lighting
This particular lighting setup used for this image has (since this image was made) become my 'goto' setup and a big part of my style. The key light was a gridded beauty dish and two gridded strip lights were used as symmetrical rim lights. All lights were gridded to ensure my white studio background appeared grey.
Equipment
This image was captured on a Canon 700d with (I think) a 17-55mm 2.8 lens. Second hand bowens prolites were used as studio lights.
Inspiration
I was a big fan of Tape Face and jumped at the opportunity to shoot his portrait. I wasted to create an edgy/grungy look to work well with his monotone look. I took a lot of influence from gritty athlete photography.
Editing
As my home studio had a very low ceiling, and Tape Face is quite tall, and I'm quite short, almost every photo showed the join between the ceiling and wall exactly where his hair was. This meant I had to clone out the ceiling line in almost every image. I also added a textured background to the grey backdrop via an overlay in photoshop.
In my camera bag
These days, I usually have a Canon 6d, 70-200mm 2.8 lens, a Canon 17 - 35mm 2.8 lens and a sigma 50mm 1.4 lens.
Feedback
For this image, I'd say experiment with lighting. Have them high, and grid them to have them harsh, yet not as strong as barebulb.

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