Leading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann has once again used the Rotolight Anova PRO as his light of choice, in a recent photo shoot with two of this years Oscar® winners. Mann shot Emma Stone (BAFTA award-winning actress known for Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Amazing Spiderman, and now Best Actress winner for La La Land) and Casey Affleck (producer, director, writer and Best Actor award winner for Manchester By The Sea) using the Anova PRO, an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight.
Mark Mann, a long-time user of the Anova, is well-known for his editorial work featured in publications such as Esquire, Mens Health, Billboard, and a portfolio including shoots with Al Pacino, Keira Knightley, Eddie Redmayne, Barack Obama, Benedict Cumberbatch and Rihanna.
Despite having tested a few continuous lighting panels in the past, I never liked the feel of them. But once I tried the Anova, I found I could get something different, says Mann. Its subtle, but theres something about the slowness of the light mixed with the quality of the Leica, my camera of choice. The light is absolutely beautiful and gives you a filmic feel.
The Rotolight Anova Pro is the ideal LED light for studios and location work, offering great flexibility and quality. Featuring a bi-colour LED system with AccuColour¢ technology for exceptional colour rendering, and dual controls for fast, tuneable colour aided by an accurate colour temperature display, the light is renowned for its round shape, which creates Rotolights signature catch light effect. Anova PRO is also the worlds first professional LED light with high speed sync flash capability, and no recycle time.
Theres also something about the wrap of the light. I still cant quite put my finger on why the Anova is so good. The light is so versatile that it gives the shoot a very different feel, you can move light to wherever you want to get the desired effect and see what youre actually shooting. It works out really well.
I do a lot of shoots, and the type of people I photograph have seen and done everything, so its great to have something different on your shoot. When you are working with people in the industry who have seen it 100 times before, then having something different that creates a conversation, like the ANOVA, is great. The fact that the lights are beautiful makes me look good too! concludes Mann.