Fashion

Tobias Björkgren Tries Shooting with Collapsible Reflectors Only

07 June, 2017

Written by: Fredrik Franzén

Winter is coming to Stockholm. Every day we’re getting less sun hours. So, what to do when you got a bunch of new Collapsible Reflectors to try out? Well, you go to Spain, of course! That’s what Tobias Björkgren did.

 

While in Spain, Tobias did two fashion shoots for two different brands. He did one shoot for Swedish designer Frida Ahlvarssson’s label Ahlvar and one for the conceptual brand NHORM. The shoot for Ahlvar was done in the afternoon in Cartagena with the town’s beautiful architecture as backdrop. The shoot for NHORM shoot was done in the countryside in the setting sun amongst red colored sands stones.

Tobias, who usually shoots with Profoto flash packs, says he enjoyed the simple yet creative approach that shooting with the Collapsible Reflectors only brought.

“It was real treat,” he says. “I usually work with at least one but often several flash heads. Being able to create any light you want is, of course, an incredible thing. But it can also be a bit bewildering to have all the options at hand. It’s easy to get lost in technology. Shooting with Collapsible Reflectors only resulted in a different workflow. I found myself being more spontaneous with my model and my light. I was never afraid to try a new angle or just take a few steps around the area and quickly set up a new shot. Needless to say, they were also very easy to travel with.”

Below are the final images and two behind-the-scenes videos from Tobias’ trip to Spain – one from Ahlvar shoot and one from the NHORM shoot.

If you want to see even more Tobias work, check out his website.

If you want to learn more about our Collapsible Reflectors, click here.

Ahlvar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model: Stina Almer, Zap Models
Stylist: Therese Granlund
Makeupartist: Nina Pari Norss
Assistants: Anders Johnsson, Caroline Björkgren
Video: Emellie Erlandsson

 

NHORM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model: Stina Almer, Zap Models
Stylist: Therese Granlund
Makeupartist: Nina Pari Norss
Assistants: Anders Johnsson, Caroline Björkgren
Video: Emellie Erlandsson

Written by: Fredrik Franzén