Karen Machielsen, photographer

searching for the light, searching for 'Hollywood-light' 

My inspiration for this project was Cecil Beaton. His  portraits have amazing lightning and big contrasts. Shapes and lines are accentuated. His portraits are mysterious and full of drama. Especcially his early work inspired me to go and search for that light. The light that I call ‘Hollywood-light’.

Of course the photo’s are in black-and-white. Why? Because in portraits colours distract. In black-and-white I (hope to) come to the essence.

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