Making her first of hopefully many appearances on jonhallphoto.com is Jean Rae, a stunning pin-up beauty based in Oxford who exudes retro style and sophistication. If you’re not sure what that means, think Hedy Lamarr or Ava Gardner for those of you who are a little older. Think Fallout 3 for those of you who are not.
I was excited to be working with her as it’s my first retro inspired shoot and I’m a huge fan of the era, (mostly the music) having grown up watching Fred and Ginger. Jean Rae already has a great portfolio working with excellent photographers such as Lesley Rigg and Justin Hoffman. I hope I’ve added something new.
We spent some time with a simple studio setup. Just plain backdrops and twin softboxes with Nikon SB speedlights to achieve these shots. With plenty of experience in front of the camera Jean-Rae made it easy to get some stunning shots, moving easily between one flattering pose and the next.
Watch out for Jean Rae if you’re a retro fan. You may just see her again.