Dark Rust is a minimal, darkwave musician who needed atmospheric photography to reflect his style of music. Emma used UV lighting, paint and tape in the studio to evoke the feeling of his music.
Emma used 2x UV LED Blacklights, one above the camera light the keyboard, the other behind the musician, backlighting the smoke. The LED's were only 36W, they gave a great affect, but were still low light so we used a high ISO, low F-stop, the camera was on a tripod and the musician had to stay still. We had 6 coloured tapes, he chose 2 and we lined the keyboard and replicted those colours on hs face with the paints. As this was a low light shoot, we used an Artic White backdrop and was happy to silhouette him against it. The smoke gave a great texture and club like feeling.
Camera: Canon R5 Lenses: Canon 16-35 ii f2.8 and 85 f1.8 ISO: 2000-800 Shutter: 1/60
Editing process: DxO PureRAW Prime to denoise and export DNG to LR Classic, applied Color Fidelity Fine Details v5 profile, exported PSD to Photoshop to edit out any lightstands and edges of backdrops, applied a little sharpening