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Nicole Mitchell - Murphy
Eddie Murphy's wife, Nicole Mitchell
Medium format Transparency. Editorial
Nicole was a dream to work with. A
truly beautiful person. This is a test shoot that was done in
about 1990 in a Sounthern California
cactus garden. Styling by Mel Grayson.
The shoot was an experiment or "test" in mixing a strobe
spotlight with natural light.
I was shooting some of the photos
with 4x5 polaroid only with a plan to make negatives and then
prints from the polaroids later.
The colors and contrast in the top
pictures series are beautiful in the original 4x5 polaroids.
The deep blue's and greens in contrast
with Nicole's body caught by the strobe is amazing.
Note the fall-off from the strobe
light fethering up Nicole's arm. She's wearing a black towel.