Inspired from the incredible illustrations of SignalNoise to the cinematic vibes of BladeRunner, sprinkled with a bit of Drive and The Place Beyond the Pines, photographer Matthew Jones wanted neon photography. He wanted to go as '80s as possible and I couldn't think of a better candidate for the subject than the Ducati Paso 750. For the lighting, he chose used two Arri Sky Panels (LED panels with a fully adjustable RGB spectrum) allowing him to authentically provide the complementary hues. For extra added drama, a Rosco Fogger was set in the back of the scene while placing a small piece of crumpled cellophane in front of the lens for a natural diffraction and foreground element. For the best outcome, Matthew Jones collaborated Webb Bland for retouching to bring his vision to life, and the results are simply stunning.
August 3, 2017