Category: Featured Mola Users

Mola user: Fiona Quinn - beauty shoots

Mola user: Fiona Quinn – beauty shoots

New Zealand photographer, Fiona Quinn, is back to bring us the quinn-tesential look in her recent beauty editorial shoots. The first utterly gorgeous shoot is care of an editorial Fiona shot for M2 Woman’s Magazine, titled ‘A Brighter Shade of Pale’. This was shot with the??28″ Mola Setti… + you can read Fiona’s thoughts on her blog post here from this shoot. the second shoot was titled “Model Muse – Casey Lee” and was shot with the??22″ Mola??Demi… + you […]

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Mola user: Fiona Quinn ??? The Magicians Daughter

Mola user: Fiona Quinn ??? The Magicians Daughter

Fiona Quinn is back to bring us some stunning images from what she calls “…one of the most favourite shoot I have done”. Working with animals is never easy, especially with noisy equipment like smoke machines but “Othello was so chilled out we got away with it”. In this ethereal shoot, Fiona uses a socked 22″ Mola Demi as a gorgeous subtle fill light. “I wanted the shoot to evoke the crisp chilly mornings of Spring when there is mist […]

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Mola spotted: Brad Trent shoots Macy's CEO

Mola spotted: Brad Trent shoots Macy’s CEO

spotted! We spot a mola 22″ demi used by super NY photographer Brad Trent as he lights up Terry Lundgren, CEO of Macy’s. What we love to see here is Brad’s ingenuity in finding and setting up Mr Lundgren in an unsual backdrop, a pleasant escape from the typical commercial stand-in-amongst-your-business shots that a lot of execs have. Here we see Brad use a big fill light to illuminate the scene and a gridded mola demi to provide the key […]

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Mola/s spotted: John van der Schilden for Elle Canada July 2011

Mola/s spotted: John van der Schilden for Elle Canada July 2011

spotted! Today we spot a Mola 43″ Mantti and Mola 28″ Setti being used by the fabulous John van der Schilden for Elle Canada Magazine. In this July 2011 issue we see Tanzanian born model, Herieth Paul, grace the cover at only 17 years old. John takes to the rooftop with the big Mantti and smaller setti to create these gorgeous images. Location lighting and Mola equipment was provided by S1 Studios in Toronto. and assistant Paolo Croistante making sure […]

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Mola user: Jonathan Dear - ethereal muse

Mola user: Jonathan Dear – ethereal muse

We head back into the Southern Hemisphere again to catchup on some work by Sydney fashion and wedding photographer Jonathan Dear. Catching the last remaining autumn colours before they fade into winter, he organises a personal shoot with his model / muse, Nicole. “I love the softness I can pull out of the Demi. It makes one amazing modifier for moving around a lot on location due to its size and weight. I find it is super efficient which allows […]

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Mola user: Fiona Quinn - The Distance

Mola user: Fiona Quinn – The Distance

Heading back to New Zealand we check up on some more of Fiona Quinn’s latest beautiful work. Recently Fiona’s been very busy shooting outdoor editorials before the NZ winter sets in. The shoot below was for M2 Woman’s Magazine. Fiona calling this editorial shoot ‘The Distance’, drawing on inspiration from a location she sourced literally by the side of the road. Head over to her blogpost on this shoot to read her thoughts and process. Fiona uses a white 22″ […]

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Mola user: Matt Lanham

Mola user: Matt Lanham

Today we head downunder to Australia to visit Matt Lanham’s stunning work. Matt contacted us recently thanking us for creating the Mola Setti which he …”really started to fall in love with…” when using it on a recent swimwear shoot. The mola he was using was the 28″ Setti. In his blog post from this shoot Matt comments; “I purchased a Mola 28″ Setti a little while ago, and was quite fond of it, but it truly came out on […]

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Mola User: Garigosa Studios, Barcelona

Mola User: Garigosa Studios, Barcelona

Today we look at the stunning Mola work from Garigosa Studios in Barcelona. Behind Garrigosa Studio we find Joan Garrigosa (Photographer) and Alex Torrens (postproduction), a collaboration that exceeds 12 years. Both have adapted very well to the fast change from traditional photography to digital photography, where in the demanding world of advertising is taking more weight, especially with the entrance of the postproduction. Joan began as a photographer doing social reportage, followed by industrial photo work. Gradually he started […]

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Mola User: Matt Baxter II

Mola User: Matt Baxter II

Today we look at some more gorgeous images from Toronto based fashion photographer Matt Baxter. Matt is a freelance photographer specialising in beauty, fashion and editorial work. He has a long list of clients spanning from over a decade of creating amazing imagery. This time the following images were produced using both the white 22″ Mola Demi and the 33″ Mola Euro together. Visit his website ??? www.mattbaxerphoto.com and his blog – www.mattbaxterphoto.blogspot.com to see some more awesome examples. thanks […]

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Mola user: Matt Baxter

Mola user: Matt Baxter

Today we feature Toronto based fashion photographer Matt Baxter. Matt is a freelance photographer specialising in beauty, fashion and editorial work. He has a long list of clients spanning from over a decade of creating amazing imagery. His portfolio includes clients such as Sony, Bell, CIBC and Thermos. Matt produces award winning fashion work with the white Mola 22″ Demi. Below are some examples of his work. Visit his website – www.mattbaxerphoto.com to see more of his stunning imagery. Matt […]

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Mola User: Brad Trent

Mola User: Brad Trent

Today we peek into the gallery of uber talented editorial photographer, Brad Trent. Just from the small sample of images Brad provided us below, you can see he is in high demand with his portrait work. Brad runs a New York studio called Damn Ugly Photography but his images are anything but. We initially stumbled onto him back on a strobist blog post here, and found he had these words to say about Mola Softlights… “I own… a 22″ Mola […]

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Mola user: Colin Anderson

Mola user: Colin Anderson

Canadian born Colin Anderson moved to Australia from a young age with his parents, studied advertising / design and later went on to pursue a career in photography. Although Colin considers himself a generalist, he would categorise his work as stylistic, conceptual and often narrative driven. His unique approach has taken him into the hands of big companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Panasonic, Canon, MTV, Time, Mastercard and Kodak to name a few. Colin loves shooting with the 43.5″ Mola […]

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Mola user: David Nguyen II

LA Fashion / Beauty Photographer David Nguyen is back kicking some serious pixels, this time in the form of a short promo video + stills. This video gives a fantastic insight into David’s journey into photography, his approach to it and how he shoots on location. You can check out the previous video we blogged here. In the below video David mentions Mola at around the 2:00 mark… Inside the Studio: DAVID NGUYEN feat. MOLA Products from Matt Rodgers on […]

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Mola user: Kristian Dowling

Freelance entertainment / celebrity photographer, Kristian Dowling shows us in a 9-part video series the equipment he regularly shoots with. In part 7 below, he shows us his Mola (white 28″ Setti) and explains why its one of his choice modifiers. Make sure you take a look at his website: www.kristiandowling.com and check out his amazing accomplishments.

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Mola user: Richard Warren

Mola user: Richard Warren

Ending the blog-drought with a few more updates, we’d like to introduce you to Richard Warren. Richard Warren is an incredible New York fashion photographer based in NYC. His editorial and non-editorial client list reads like the who’s who of the fashion world, including Vogue, Bazaar, Cosmo, Glamour, GQ, Marie Claire etc! Here is some examples of his work, utilising a gridded 22″ Mola Demi softlight. Make sure you check out the rest of his inspiring portfolio at www.richardwarrenphotos.com.

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Mola user: Nick Dandalos

Mola user: Nick Dandalos

We initially came across Nick Dandalos’ stuninng work over at Modelmayhem. Nick is a London based fashion and glamour photographer with published work in a number of international men’s magazines. Here are some his mola-lit shots: In this gorgeous shot, Nick uses a clever technique of stacking 2 diffusers inside the Mola for a even softer centre-core of light. (We will discuss this technique in a later post) It was lit with a white 43.5″ Mola Mantti with stacked Opal […]

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Mola user: Tim Gleason

Mola user: Tim Gleason

Californian commercial photographer Tim Gleason of Tim Gleason Photography creates some stunning images with his Mola’s. Tim’s specialty is in tabletop product photography and his advertising photography has appeared in publications ranging from Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated to Architectural Digest. these 4 images are taken with a white 33″ Mola Euro… and using a white 28″ Mola Setti… Tim’s website: http://www.timgleasonphotography.com

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Mola user: Nancy Brown

Mola user: Nancy Brown

Spotted! In Nancy Brown‘s new photography book – ‘People Photography: Capturing Lifestyle for Art & Stock‘ we spot a 33.5″ Mola Euro in use! Mola’s are not just for model-ly fashion photos, master photographer Nancy proves they are just as amazing at creating lifestyle images. Nancy was one of the earliest adopters of the Mola Euro, picking one up nearly 25 years ago! She came across Mola softlights at the first Photoplus Expo Mola exhibited at in New York. Nancy […]

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Fashion Magazine cover shoot ??? Hailee Steinfeld

Photography: Yu Tsai Styling: George Antonopoulos Art Direction: Briana Mirabelli Hair: John Ruggiero Make-up: Stephen Sollitto Images taken with the Mola Euro ??? White Interior.   See the behind the scenes video by Art Director Briana Mirabelli:  

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Angel Colon ??? New Work!

Photography and telling a story through images comes naturally to Angel. He has worked with many different mediums for his visual story telling, but photography has always been his main passion. Photographing either fashion or beauty is so much more than taking a photograph. He is always striving for those key moments of realness, energy, movement and true emotions in his images. In his eyes photography is a content learning and never-ending transformation. His work is an unspoken emotion. A […]

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