Writer Irwin Wong has a new post on the popular off-camera flash blog Strobist. It chronicles a 2009 photo shoot by Maki Kawakita, a commercial photographer based in both Tokyo and New York.
Kawakita shot the Japanese rock band Glay in a Yokohama hotel with a many lights, colored and not. Wong goes into considerable detail on how two shots were put together. One utilized six Profoto Pro-7a units, the other a whopping twelve.
Profoto reflectors were also used. Kawakita is all about saturation, as you can see above. Full details are available in the Strobist post itself.
Currently at work on a book of self-portraits, Kawakita’s work can be found at her site.