Portrait of Denise Tan. She was the first ‘formal’ portraiture that I shot using the X-Pro1. And also my first forage back into photography after a decade or so. Denise is a famous celebrity so the challenge was to shoot something different from her regular bubbly cheerful self. We came up with a Shanghai diva-esque, look with a bit of Amy Winehouse thrown in. The background was the old Paramount hotel in Shanghai. I was surprised to find it still standing there. It was an iconic nightclub and ballroom dancehall during the heydays of early 20th century China.
Gear talk: Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Lens, XF35mm, Profoto lights. Background plate on Paramount was shot separately on a ye olde pre-historic Leica lens mounted on a Sony.