Free Mustache Rides

April 19th, 2009

Let me introduce Mr. Ryan Miller- a man with a mustache, a beautiful woman on his arm, and a shirt offering “free mustache rides.”

Ryan came to me about a month ago and asked if I would be interested in shooting some photos of his mustache.  Of course I said “yes.”  The portrait photos were fairly straightforward to get; a couple lights, a reflector, and a white wall.  For the rest, I used a technique I saw photographer Nick Turpin using here.  I’ve been lighting with one light source in the mountains for a while now, and have been searching for ways to cut down on setup time.  Nick’s technique centers around the same easy setup ideal, so I thought I’d give it a try.

Thanks to both Patrick and Hart for their help holding lights and reflectors, and to Ryan and Tiger Lily for their amazing modeling!