“Wild Melody” was photographed by Leslie Ann Kitten, M.Photog.,Cr.,CPP and completely inspired by the subject. Mr. Eddins was a senior and very accomplished musician. His mastery of the strings combined with his very traditional nature inspired the set for this image. With help from two assistants, music was able to “fly” through the room and was composited together later.

Kitten used ProFoto lights and modifiers. An octagon was placed towards his face, with a strip for separation and another above as a hair light. Another light was placed to highlight the background by David Maheu. The background and set were later toned down to bring more attention to the subject.

Leslie Ann Kitten is a portrait artist in Lubbock, Texas. This image was entered in TPPA’s Print Competition where it received a merit. It will go on to other competitions in the future.