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Avant-Garde Concept “Captive Accents” – feat. Playmate Coxy Dominika

Progressive & Bold: Strong. Domination. Distortion.


Going slightly weird in formal tones is key when looking to achieve a bold and unconventional set.

This series mainly lives from the tonal contrast aspect and Dominika’s curves and posing play a very important role as well.

1 - Result - Avant Garde Photo Shoot Captive Accents With Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika

The Visual Approach

Dominika’s pale flesh tone plays on one side and the scene, immersed in complimentary blue, on the other. That’s the basic and simple visual concept for this shoot.

The room itself provides already a wealth of patterns and all sorts of visual lines. Using these structures to follow along with compositional aspects but then break the some of the rules is a true delight.

2 - Behind The Scenes - Avant Garde Photo Shoot Captive Accents With Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika

Beautification & Styling

Dominika wears a strong outfit and bold make-up in play against the soft round curves of her body.
The dark shadowy colors of the make-up also correspond very nicely with the blue lighting.

The chosen laced varnish dress fantastically takes all already existing lines and patterns to the next level by adding an independent structure of lines.

And Dominika’s soft body forms in combination with her varnish over-knee boots lead to an exciting visual interaction.

3 - Makeup & Styling - Avant Garde Photo Shoot Captive Accents With Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika


Needless to say, that that body curves, hence Dominika’s posing, play a very important role as well. For starters, we worked through a broad range of C/S/I and got then more expressive and experimental.

Further, the minimalistic yet very specific facial expressions are vital when shooting the portrait sequence.

4 - Posing - Avant Garde Photo Shoot Captive Accents With Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika

Lighting Concept: Yellow & Blue

For creating the lighting design, I choose to have appealing colors on the model’s pale skin but a complementary, extravagant and hard atmosphere around her all over the scenery.

It’s not about a soft characteristic light at all but rather about feeling and sensing the “softness” of the model’s curves in the sequence when she will pose naked.

Key Light

A beauty dish with grid serves as key light. The silver coated bowl produces an “edgier”, more defined light and the grid helps to control and eliminate the light spill.

Effect Light 1: Rim

One effect light serves as a rim-creator directed from back left. It is equipped with a standard reflector and barn doors. The doors help to prevent light spilling towards the lens.

The light hits the model’s side and creates a nice blue line and adds visual depth to the warm colored flesh tones.

Effect Light 2: Background

The second light’s purpose is to light up the scene behind the model. It uses a snoot and also a double-layered blue color gel.

The beam is aligned to just hit the floor and the back wall.

Added Value: Lusters

Last but not least the yellow shimmering lusters bring in an additional visual element and create a warm connection to the model. This light beautifully serves as visual “added value” and emphasize the soft tones radiating from the model.

5A -Lighting Setup - Avant Garde Photo Shoot Captive Accents With Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika - 1
5B -Lighting Setup - Avant Garde Photo Shoot Captive Accents With Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika - 2

Tech DNA

  • 3x 400 Ws Monoblocs
  • Key light: Beauty Dish Ø2.3’/Ø80cm, powered @around 330 WS w/ Grid
  • Effect Light 1: Snoot & Blue Gel (CTB), powered @around 300 WS
  • Effect Light 2: Standard Reflector w/Grid & Blue Gel (CTB), powered @around 300 WS
  • Focal Range: 18-85mm
  • f/4-7.11
  • 1/100
  • ISO 640
  • 4900K

Photo Production Team

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A traveler at heart, inspired by women, working along Swiss precision. Dan is a mediapreneur, photographer, author of several books and founder + Editor in Chief of Being a successful photographer for more than 15 years Dan got internationally published and featured on/in GQ Online, The India Times, FashionONE TV, FotoTV, GoodLight Mag, amongst many others. Dan is currently residing and working in Prague, CZ. Dan will talk about his projects, provide insights in shootings & concepts, produce webinars, create Academy content, explain styles, emphasize the importance of working with models and any other exciting topic he discovers along the way.

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