Seductive Sophia Smith is the perfect horror movie damsel-in-distress, chained and cleave gagged by a salacious spectre in her silk blouse and velvet skirt!
This set was an attempt to find a new angle and new lighting pattern for the Restrained Elegance dungeon. I put light in through the upper windows and
used a hazer to provide the "atmosphere", to catch the light and bring out that spooky blue Dean Cundey backlight glow. Shooting with a wide aperture helped create more of a sense of space without needing to go to the distortions of a really wide angle lens. All in all I'm very happy with how cinematic and atmospheric this looks. It's probably not core RE in its look (the mist reduces the contrast, whereas a classic RE shot is all about crispness and poppy micro-contrast and crushed blacks). But it's great to make a part of the house we shoot in so often look completely different on camera, and it really helps
frame Sophia doing her very best terrified damsel-in-distress faces, which is after all the whole point of an RE shot- to bring out and complement the excellent things that models like Sophia bring to set!