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Writing + Photography

Memoirs and musings of Darius Bashar. Toronto portrait photographer and writer, in pursuit of all things real, raw and intimate. 

Portrait #002 - Melissa

I love the high contrast look of a beauty dish with a grid. There is something magical about the deep shadows and rich highlights. But it takes some work to maneuver the lights, camera and the posing angles to find a way to soften the intensity of this particular lighting style. 

It helps when your model looks like she belongs in a film noir. Really works with this aesthetic. 

Had a great time shooting with the enchanting, Melissa Way. Can't wait till our next shoot! 


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