This photo uses shadows to add contrast. The shadows also give the illusion that the woman's eyelashes, lips, and no are larger than what they really are. I think the photographer wanted the viewers to feel empowered by beauty and to be larger than life.
Studio Harcourt, Paris. They use no flash only Tungsten lighting. Each part of the body or the face is illuminated separately by a light with a power of 500watt. Each light have also barndoors, so the photographer can manipulate the beam of light, a small part is lighted. Noticed the use of reflectors to lower the contrast in the shadows. Camerasetting: f5,6 for a small DOF 1/125sec for a not blurry portrait and 85mm as lens.
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