Pinup Model Miss Merlot in a Phone Booth
Remember Phone Booths? I barely do, but I do know that they once littered the landscape like wild herds of buffalo before they got replaced by cell phone and tablet computers. Small cramped, just enough room to sit up straight in, so when you find a vintage phone booth with a vintage phone, you know you have to try to cram someone in there and say “act sexy”. Miss Merlot did awesome in bringing a whole new definition to “act sexy for me” as a photographer. Seriously the booth is maybe 2 feet by 2 feet, and how she was able to get the hot sexy look is pretty awesome on her part. The problem with phone booths is that you have to come in close; otherwise you get a lot of wall and phone booth to go along with it.
If you are taking pictures in a small cramped space you have little to no choice but to come in close, or there will be a lot of dead space in the picture that you will eventually crop out later. The back of the phone booth is reflective so if you are using continuous lighting you want a soft box, and you want to bring down the highlights in Lightroom or Photoshop. The cool part is that the background is a neutral grey so it will highlight the colors that the model is wearing. There is another set with Julliet that I will post later where she is wearing a white silk traditional Chinese costume in the same phone booth, reducing the highlights is what is going to make your pictures work.