Photographer Rigged A Big Mac Box With A Flashlight To Create Extraordinary Portraits.
If you're an artist of any kind, you're familiar with using what's at your disposal to create art. Art supplies tend to be really expensive, making art a costly habit to afford. We've seen painters using makeshift brushes, sculptors using trash to make their art, and drummers use buckets to make their sound. No matter what, artists will do what they must in order to create. Photographer Philippe Echaroux used an extremely unconventional method to create light in his photos.
Philippe Echaroux, from France, recently gave himself an unusual challenge.
He wanted to experiment using different methods for shooting portraits of strangers. First, he had to come up with an idea for lighting.
Instead of using his expensive camera equipment, he used things that are accessible to anyone.
After his trip to McDonald's, he came up with an unique method for casting light on his subjects. “I like to challenge myself,” Philippe told PetaPixel.
Using his knack for creativity, Philippe began to build his makeshift lighting rig.
Philippe created an efficient lighting rig with only a McDonald's Big Mac box, a straw, flashlight, and his iPhone.
After he had the lighting down, Philippe set off to work.
The French celebrity and advertising photographer is accustomed to using the best cameras and studio equipment in the world. Holding the makeshift Big Mac box must have felt a little odd.
We would never guess these portraits were taken with an iPhone.
Of course, he also used some mobile apps for retouching. Philippe used VSCO Cam, Photoshop Fix, and Lightroom Mobile.
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