this shot was an homage to my shot for Romance which was an homage to the famous scene in Lady and the tramp and you can see that shot here:
the lighting was one strobe overhead gelled orange inside a spotlight modifier. there was a speedlight just below the camera aimed up to give a little pop light to the faces. on the table behind us was another speedlight gelled orange and shooting through a candle holder to give the illusion of candle light illuminating our faces and the wall
from there is was into photoshop for approximately 3hrs of editing and digital deadening to finish out the look on both of us and to add some of the other elements of the flesh and blood
i want to thank my wife +miki rodriguez for being such a good sport through all of it and being my lovely dead model
as always if you have any questions feel free to ask.