Poets & Writers cover with Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy ┬ęTony Gale

Arundhati Roy ┬ęTony Gale

I had the privilege to photography author Arundhati Roy for the cover of the July/August issue Poets & Writers magazine. She was a charming woman and an absolute pleasure to photograph.

Set up for cover shoot

Set up for cover shoot

My setup was a Lastolite by Manfrotto black collapsible background, with a Bowens XMS head with a red gel for the background. Adding a colored light to black gets a really nice saturation. The main light was a Bowens XMS with a 5′ Octabank. I also had a Bowens Gemini head bouncing into the ceiling for a little fill. Shooting tethered with a Sony a7RII and a Sony 85/1.8 lens into Capture One Pro for Sony. External monitor is a BenQ to make it easy for the editor and art director to see what I was getting.