I really like this portrait that Irving Penn did of Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth when the movie “Elizabeth” came out. It’s hard to find on the internet so I won’t show you, but if you’re a Vogue reader, you know what I’m talking about. So that inspired me to go to Greensboro, rent a costume, and beg a girl who looks like English nobility to model for me. This is how it turned out:
- Mary Beth as a young Queen Elizabeth
Lit with a huge umbrella, fill panel, and a gridded hair light on a boom stand. Noice!