The intent here was to create some dramatic retro style images in monochrome (mainly!). Maryna has a great look for this style, in my opinion, so the chance to work with her was quickly taken whilst she was in my region. I really wanted to create quite dramatic lighting with good contrast between light and shade.
More images can be seen here.

This simple set-up consists of a single 42″ Softbox positioned in front of the model and casting light across the front rather than directly onto the subject. The Softbox is placed just above head height and angled slightly downwards. A reflector placed on the opposite side bounces a little light back into the shadows.