I tend to like the light-colored backgrounds the best, although for me it’s more a question of how much visual information is in the shot than any sense of how the lighting is affecting the model’s skin color. If the background is black, and I can’t see all the contours of the model’s shape because the less lit areas of her figure have disappeared into the shadows, I generally find the photo less interesting. If, however, the fill light in a black-backgrounded set is sufficient to reveal the edges of her form (I am thinking of many wonderful Jasmine Sinclair sets) then I am happy.
These are very beautiful images; I think the soft, natural lighting is very nice, and Ariel’s posing and expression are great.
Love the site. Congratulations to you and Ariel on all the great work you have done over the years.
I wanted to do a couple of drawings based on pictures from your recent updates, not to post anywhere else, just on the RE forum. They wouldn’t be attempts at copying the images too closely, I would change up the clothing and pose, but the inspiration would hopefully be apparent. Are you comfortable with my doing that?