David Carrico for Metro

Evntlive Co-founder David Carrico. Evntlive provides on-demand streaming of concerts and live events to consumers.

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I had the opportunity to photograph David a few months ago for a feature Metro was doing on his company EVNTLIVE (see my profile on ISL). We started out doing a few simple setups with David and another of his co-founders showing off the product in their conference room. The shots were effective but I really wanted a stronger portrait of David that could work as a lead image or even a cover (hey, you never know).

David Carrico by Peter Adams.
Evntlive Co-founder David Carrico. Evntlive provides on-demand streaming of concerts and live events to consumers.

This portrait is lit with three lights. The key light is an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra into a beauty dish high above the camera. Another Quadra is far camera right firing into a strip modifier. This light is doing double duty by acting both as a rim light as well as lighting the camera he’s holding. Finally a ring light positioned just above the camera is there to provide a bit of frontal fill.

Metro ran a color version of the shot above as the lead for the story  but I always liked the mood of it better in black and white.

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