Gareth and his girlfriend, Alison, are both wonderful painters. Gareth stands just ahead of his self-portrait in the first photo. Since they are both avid fans and executioners of classical techniques I wanted to do the, as if one were glowing by candlelight look of old, (provided by an Hourglass product aptly named, Ethereal Light). Such as is seen in Albrecht Dürer’s self-portrait. Which, is also behind Gareth, on a book, in the second photo. Just had to round out the meta theme of this shoot. And, lastly, the red lipstick happened to pop against the light, luminous qualities.