I’m so sorry that I’m so late with last weeks pic. My internet died last week and isn’t working again, yet. I’m uploading this with a surfstick now. Thank you Vodafone! It all started as a little annoyance on Sunday 1 1/2 weeks ago. I had some problems with my connection, as it constantly turned on and off. So on Monday I called my provider but just as the employee picked up the phone, everything was up and running again. What a coincidence. So the guy on the phone stated of course that he can’t detect any problem and that I have to call back if the problem occurs again. Like 5 minutes later, everything started to go down the drain again. So after 4 more calls and some futile attempts to get my connection stable again, everything got even worse. So now I haven’t got any internet for the last 9 days and I’m afraid that my router will get a heart attack if he keeps on blinking as hectic as he has for the last few days. There is one technician supposed to work on my connection, but if he does, he hasn’t got any results so far. Now I finally decided that I can’t wait any longer and got myself a surfstick (on my own costs of course). That’s what you call service at Vodafone. So if been customer of them for the longest time now. I’m currently looking for a new provider. I will upload the next pic on time if my surfstick doesn’t also die.
So maybe you know the TV-series “Dexter”. It has been some time since I last watched it as I didn’t like the last seasons so much, but this idea has haunted me for some time now. I wanted to do a Dexter style Kill room picture. So I decided for this week, that I just try myself with this. No sooner said than done. I headed to the next supermarket to buy a bunch of wrapping film rolls. The way the cashier looked at me, she knew Dexter, too and wondered what I planned to do with all these rolls. Sometime last year I cleaned up my basement and planned to use it as a small studio. So I thought this would be the perfect place to build my kill room in. I put an old table in, prepared everything with the white sheets. Unfortunately the table is a wooden table. I would have loved a metal table for this. Now I just had to adjust my strobes and strap Marie to the table with the wrapping foil. I have to admit, this was of course the most fun part of the whole setup ;-).
Since my new softbox arrived this week, I had to try it out of course! At first, I wanted to use a 2 light setup. The striplight right above Marie and my new softbox on cam left pointed at me. But as there were still too many shadow for my taste, I decided to use a third strobe pointed at the ceiling, to get rid of the remaining shadows.
So long – Florian