Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2020
Close Up’s: 1990’s
During the early 1990’s, I purchased what would eventually become an indispensable piece of equipment for my portrait photography, the ring flash. This unique flash lamp that creates shadowless light on a subjects face at close range intrigued me from the first time I saw it being employed by fashion photographers beginning in the 1960’s. My work as an editorial photographer evolved in part because I developed a style of portraiture based on my use of the ring flash that captivated the attention of various picture editors at large circulation magazines including Vibe, New York, George, Cosmopolitan, Penthouse, and Max magazine in Europe.
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