Tag : Mola Mantti

Mola spotted: Elle Canada Feb cover shoot

Spotted! In this bts video we spot a 43.5″ Mola Mantti. Photographer??John Van der Schilden uses the 43.5″ Mola Mantti to shoot the Elle Canada Febuary cover with singer Janelle Mon??e. Equipment and studio provided by S1 Studios Canada. video…   and the final cover… www.johnvanderschildenphotography.com??& S1 studios Canada

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Mola spotted: Miley Cyrus – Cosmo cover

Spotted! In this behind-the-scenes video we spot a Mola 43.5″ Mantti being used alongside a Para for the Cosmopolitan Magazine covershoot with actress Miley Cyrus. Interestingly, in some of the photos, the photographer uses 2 large light sources to cast two directional shadows almost giving the pictures a sort of ‘ringlight’ appearance. Here is the video with some grabs and edits below it…

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Llumm Studios & Innovafoto Mola test

Our fantastic friends at Llumm Studios, Valencia Spain, recently teamed up with the Spanish Mola distributor, Innovafoto, to create a comprehensive Mola test. There intention was to recreate the same conditions for each softlight, so they could appreciate the differences that exist among the different Mola range. “I am just excited about the new Mola reflectors. My company, Llumm Studios, in collaboration with Innovafoto, has collected each Mola reflector model to arrange a comprehensive test of their differences and??peculiarities. …??I […]

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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 spotted: H&M Photoshoot S/S Collection

Mola spotted: H&M Photoshoot S/S Collection

spotted! In this behind-the-scenes video we spot the Mola 43.5″ Mantti being used for the H&M Spring / Summer campaign from last year. The sets were simple yet highly effective and a great example of lighting up 2 models, Shalom Harlow and Eva Herzigova, with a Mantti. [youtube width=”640″ height=”510″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXhlDIkEr10[/youtube] and some stills from the campaign below;

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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: 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 spotted: Benetton Kids

Mola spotted: Benetton Kids

Spotted! Amazing Kenyan born photographer James Mollison, shot the recent United Colors of Benetton Kids Collection with the 43.5″ Mola Mantti. The size and softness of the Mantti is pefectly suited to photographing children. See more of the shoot at the Benetton website – www.benetton.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: Jonathan Dear

Mola user: Jonathan Dear

Sydney wedding photographer Jonathan Dear of Vibrant Photography loves to create stunning fashion + bridal images on-location showcasing the beautiful Australian landscape. The Mola Softlight is his modifer of choice for the often harsh Australian environments for “… its rigidity, speed of setup and dealing with conditions such as wind” “I just love the light output from the Mola dishes. I drag them everywhere with me, even lugging the mantti over remote locations like sanddunes is well worth the effort.” […]

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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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Mola spotted: Flare Magazine's Timeless vs Trendy shoot

Mola spotted: Flare Magazine’s Timeless vs Trendy shoot

Spotted! In the February 2009 issue of Canada’s Flare Magazine we spot a 43.5″ Mola Mantti in use! Photographed by the amazing John van der Schilden. Click the image below to view the behind-the-scenes video…

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Mola spotted: Make Me a Supermodel - Australia

Mola spotted: Make Me a Supermodel – Australia

Spotted! Multi-awarding winning Australian Photographers, Denis Montalbetti and Gay Campbell of Montalbetti+Campbell did an amazing photoshoot for the first airing of the Australian TV series – Make me a Supermodel. The huge 3.7m square set was created on the floor, composed of a series of large printed panels, the backgrounds from Gay and Denis’ personal stock libaries. Shooting from an elevated position, the models were directed by Denis and Gay from above as they lay on the background. The photoshoot […]

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Mola spotted: Elle Canada

Mola spotted: Elle Canada

Spotted! The July 2009 issue of Elle Canada Magazine we see 2 Mola’s being used. The cover was shot as part of the TV series, Project Runway Canada. For this cover they used the 43.5″ Mola Mantti. Photography by John van der Schildren. In an inside spread, we spot a 28″ Mola Setti in use… and a pdf document to the cover story here.

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Mola spotted: Flare Fashion Magazine

Mola spotted: Flare Fashion Magazine

Spotted! The 43.5″ Mola Mantti was used for the following Flare Fashion Magazine covers, and editorial shoots inside. The host of Canada’s So You Think You Can Dance, Leah Miller, graces the cover below! a behind-the-scenes video of the above Cover is linked below – click the image. and a few pages from the same issue also using the 43.5″ Mola Mantti… also check out a behind-the-scenes video of the flare shoot below… (courtesy of S1 TV )

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Llumm Studios & Innovafoto Mola test

Our fantastic friends at Llumm Studios, Valencia Spain, recently teamed up with the Spanish Mola distributor, Innovafoto, to create a comprehensive Mola test. There intention was to recreate the same conditions for each softlight, so they could appreciate the differences that exist among the different Mola range. “I am just excited about the new Mola reflectors. My company, Llumm Studios, in collaboration with Innovafoto, has collected each Mola reflector model to arrange a comprehensive test of their differences and??peculiarities. …??I […]

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Mola spotted: H&M Photoshoot S/S Collection

spotted! In this behind-the-scenes video we spot the Mola 43.5″ Mantti being used for the H&M Spring / Summer campaign from last year. The sets were simple yet highly effective and a great example of lighting up 2 models, Shalom Harlow and Eva Herzigova, with a Mantti. [youtube width=”640″ height=”510″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXhlDIkEr10[/youtube] and some stills from the campaign below;

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Mola spotted: Flare Magazine’s Timeless vs Trendy shoot

Spotted! In the February 2009 issue of Canada’s Flare Magazine we spot a 43.5″ Mola Mantti in use! Photographed by the amazing John van der Schilden. Click the image below to view the behind-the-scenes video…

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