A Film Noir Extravaganza

Last month’s Hudson Valley Click shoot allowed us to explore the film noir techniques of hard/dramatic lighting in black/white images. The models dressed in classy and gangster (not gangsta of today) style clothing, and prepared themselves for a night of seduction, deceit, mystery, crime, but, mostly, FUN.

This shoot, more than some others, really required good acting on the part of the models – since, in my opinion, the best film noir images have some sort of story to them – more than just an image of a person with weird lighting. Something has to be going on. There has to be just enough light in the right place, to give just enough of a hint at some element of the story. Noir lighting also tends to focus on the eyes – because they are a huge tool for expression. So, our models really needed be on their A-game in order to pull off convincing story-shots… and oh they were.

The shoot was at the Bulls Head Inn Restaurant (in Campbell Hall, NY) – a classy restaurant with a gazebo, which all served as a perfect background to our dark story.

As usual, all the images below are © Caylena Cahill/CC Photo & Media – All Rights Reserved. They may be used on social media profiles, as long as the logo stays in tact and all necessary credit info appears in the caption area. Contact me for information about prints or other usage. For more info on Hudson Valley Click, visit hvclick.com.

Model: Tristen Sierra; Make-up/Hair: self

Make-up: Angela; Hair: Jen Rielly; Model: Ken Krause; Make-up: Mari Fandl; Hair: self

Make-up: Angela; Hair: Jen Rielly; Model: Ken Krause; Make-up: Mari Fandl; Hair: self

Make-up: Angela; Hair: Jen Rielly; Model: Ken Krause; Make-up: Mari Fandl; Hair: self; Model: Fernando Sanchez; Make-up/hair: self

Main idea/direction: Danielle Van Houten

Model: Nick Nappo; Make-up: Mari Fandl

Model: Jenifer Edwards; Make-up/Hair: Janine de Dufour Brogan/Makeup and More by Janine

Model: Karen Johnson; Make-up: Nina; Hair: Ivy Davis

Model: Karen Johnson; Make-up: Nina; Hair: Ivy Davis

Model: Karen Johnson; Make-up: Nina; Hair: Ivy Davis

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