This is a George Hurrell inspired vintage Hollywood glamour style portrait of a friend.
This was shot on digital with modern flash units rather than large format film and hot lights but we otherwise tried hard to get keep true to the style.
The hair was by a vintage hairstyling specialist (http://www.thairapy-freelance.co.uk/). The gown, makeup throw and jewelry were also vintage.
Lighting was a Lencarta Superfast 300 + SpotLite Fresnel attachment for key, with a layer of 1/2 Tough Spun diffusion material attached to the barn doors of the Fresnel unit with Manfrotto double clips, positioned at a very steep angle to the face to generate the characteristic eyelash shadows.
There was also a small silver gridded beauty dish high above for hair light and a speedlite + roguewave flashbender for fill. The hairlight was precisely aimed at the model's parting and the shoulder and dress highlights deliberately allowed to blow, again in keeping with the Hurrell style.
The mono conversion was done using a combination of Silver Efex Pro and a Photoshop gradient map.