Yannick Wolff returns to FashionPhotographyBlog.com with a stunningly gorgeous shoot with model, Agneta Kuhne, entitled “PURE WHITE“. In this angelic series, Yannick shows, yet again, another side of his photographic versatility depicting clear fashion, but also both the strength and vulnerability of the model in his photos.
The inspiration behind PURE WHITE was the collaboration between the photographer and Tina Hoffmann, the make-up artist, Yannick explained his process, “We thought about a new fashion editorial story. We had searched for several pictures to create our own mood board. The whole styling was done by Tina herself and I found a great location to shoot in.”
When asked about how this fashion series differs from his previous shoots Yannick pointed out that the contrast between the styling and the setting with the natural light streaming in makes this editorial shoot so enchanting, “I think this golden, warm color tone and the contrast from these pure white clothes to the quite industrial location creates a special flair with what is going on through the whole series.”
Based on what Yannick shared with me the shoot came together well, it was like as though it was meant to be. Agneta Kuhne, the model, was a friend of a friend of Yannick‘s who also was a photographer, and assembling the team after being on many shoots together was relatively simple he explained “That’s quite easy, in general, because over time you create your own pool of connections of make up artists, stylists and assistants, but for this shoot, Tina Hoffmann, asked me if I´m interested in a photo shoot like this, so we came together for this project.”
It seemed like the only hardest part of the shoot was finding the perfect location and it’s a common issue for Yannick on his shoots as he expressed that “Finding good locations is one of the hardest things for me – especially in Germany it is very hard to find topical or even beach like locations.“ So the photographer is constantly challenged to think outside the box and make do with the settings around him, and aren’t we glad that he found the industrial warehouse setting for this shoot that adds just the right amount of rawness that contrasts the purity of the model’s facial features and the styling so well. Does anyone else see a bit of Cate Blanchett here in these pictures?
Utilizing the surroundings around him, Yannick takes advantage of the natural light penetrating through the industrial windows. The photographer revealed that “I´ve used mostly the incoming sunlight with a Profoto reflector. On some other sets I used a simple two light setup to light up the scenery a little bit.” For this shoot, Yannick used two Priolite MB 500 flash lights with several light formers, a Profoto reflector and a Nikon D800 with the Nikkor 85mm lens.
To find out more about Yannick Wolff’s work or to contact him you can visit his website www.yannickwolff.com as well as on his Facebook fan page www.fb.com/yannickwolffphotography, Twitter and on Instagram @yannickwolff. What do you think of Yannick’s latest shoot? Check out his behind the scenes video below. Feel free to post your comments in the comments section underneath.
Photographer – Yannick Wolff
Make-up/Styling – Tina Hoffmann
Model – Agneta Kuhne
Assistant – Admir Suljanovic