I was inspired by some scenes in S. Spielberg’s JAWS and I tried to create similar still images.

The beginning of the movie:

from the movie
from the movie

At the beach, late day, close to the sunset. The light is very dark (low-key) yet it is not night, because the sun is still above the horizon. The camera is low, close to the water surface. I went to Marina di Pisa and waited :-)

Low-key sunset over sea
my take in Marina di Pisa

The death certificate:

from the movie
from the movie

The light is harsh and typical of an office. Another low-key image, with only a few parts well lit. I only have lightboxes at the moment, so I used one, tilted so that the light would arrive fiercely angled on the paper.

my take, with an Olympia Traveller Deluxe S
my take, with an Olympia Traveller Deluxe S

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