Pavel Ruminov is a Russian film director. I happened to take his portrait during a break in the shooting of his arthouse film Dead Daughters. It starred Dasha Charusha, whose picture I made earlier on commission from a magazine.
With Pavel Ruminov, we agreed to meet separately at a convenient time so that we can take his image without any rush.
I decided to experiment a bit with the light and set two flash heads face-to-face slightly behind him. As a result, the light fell on his face, creating a dark vertical zone in the middle of the face.
Such a light helps to reveal the “texture” of a person and adds drama to the portrait, which, in my opinion, fits with the atmosphere of his film.
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