Just last month I sent a new book manuscript off to the publisher, Amherst Media. This one is a documentation and explanation of Classic lighting styles from 1910 – 1960, including those great Hollywood styles that have become revered and iconic. It should be ready for release toward the end of this year.
One decade stood out in its singularity, the 1940s. If anything, we could call the '40s the Decade of Minimal Fill, for soft, flat light was almost abandoned in favor of images that were dark, dramatic and, in their own way, romantic.