Mola users: Kat + Duck – Tarred & Feathered

We have had a number of amazing submissions recently, from previous featured photographers and some new photographers.

Today we introduce fashion and beauty photography team, Kat & Duck from Brooklyn, New York. They share with us a recent editorial they shot for Z!NK magazine titled ‘Tarred and Feathered’. In this shoot they used a white 22″ Mola demi with OPAL central deflector and a black grid.

Here are some of their stunning images, with the final inclusions in Z!NK at the end.

more of their awesomeness here;


News: New website!

Thanks to Tom and Johannes we now have a new website for! It has been a long time in the planning so we are very excited to have the new design land. We will see some new videos and updated information on the Mola range including new accessories.

We also have made a slight change to this blog to fit into the new design. All of the old posts have been kept and some of the images can be clicked to see them larger as the previous blog showed.

Concept + design – Tom Tomczyk,
Tech / backend – Johannes Schwaderer,

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Mola user: Nelson Lai – Sloans shoot

Dipping back down-under, we say g’day to Sydney fashion photographer, Nelson Lai. Nelson brings us some lovely images from his recent photoshoot for Sloans, a high-end hair stylist in Sydney.

Nelson used two Mola’s to light these shots. The fill light was a white 28″ Mola Setti unsocked with OPAL central deflector and the main light being a white 22″ Mola Demi with white mola flxgrid.

Mola was the first to bring the white grid to the market. It offers a soft transition and diffusion together with the channeled characteristic of a traditional black grid.


 More of Nelson’s work can be viewed at his website;



Mola user: Jonathan Dear – Winter Portfolio build

Australian wedding photographer, Jonathan Dear brings us some lovely winter images (Australian winter currently) he lensed recently as part of a model’s portfolio build. All the following images were lit with the white 22″ mola demi with stacked central OPAL + PAD diffusers. Either the diffusion sock was used to get some really sort subtle lighting for fill or the white 22″ mola FLXgrid was used for some more angled light.

Mola user: Fiona Quinn – One Fine Day

New Zealand fashion photographer and regular contributor Fiona Quinn, is back with this gorgeous shoot titled ‘One Fine Day’ shot for Remix Magazine.

“I am a bit of a collector so this shoot was a chance to use some of my vintage retro pieces. Laura Jade goes from daytime Diva to Night time Vixen – not many people can look like that in a catsuit!”

In this shoot Fiona rocks the white 28″ Mola Setti, either diffused with the standard sock or unsocked. As usual, we love her soft subtle lighting and styling.

A few more words on her blogpost from this shoot.


Update: Mola Sollo

A few people have been asking about further information on the new Mola 28″ Sollo. Here is a photo of the new reflector. Here is is pictured with the OPAL glass central deflector which also has the stabiliser rings to hold it securely. These both ship with the Sollo. Like the other larger Molas (28″ and above) it has an integrated handle to secure onto your stand of choice.

We do have stock at Mola Inc, distributors should start to list this item shortly. (E.g. B&H etc)

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Mola’s spotted: Pere Larrègula & Llumm Studios

Saludo to our Spanish friends!

In this bts video we see Barcelona photographer Pere Larregula shoot with some of the Mola range at the Spanish Llumm studios, courtesy of Innovofoto distribution. At the 3:00 minute mark he talks about his experience with Mola from the shoot. Some stunning results from a talented shooter!

Even if you don’t understand Spanish, its great viewing to see how Pere goes about his shots. In Pere’s blog post from this test shoot,

He mentions how the undulated rippled design of the mola soft lights, produces a more realistic, dimensional light which is less flat than other softlights. Certainly when working with medium format, he can notice a difference in the skin and clothing detail from images produced with the Mola range.

The following video has been put together by photographer Daniel Torrello

and here is some still images from the shoot:

mola 22″ demi…

mola 33″ euro…

mola 33″ euro gridded…

mola 33″ euro…

More images and some of his thoughts (in Spanish) on his blogpost here; and Pere’s website is at




Mola user: Jonathan Dear – Dark Monsoon shoot

Australian wedding photographer, Jonathan Dear takes a break from his current busy season to shoot some personal fashion work as a collaboration, titled ‘Dark Monsoon’. It was shot in some local rainforest, adding smoke for visual effects and using his white 22″ mola demi (with stacked OPAL and PAD diffusers) as the main light.

“The mola demi really is my go-to location modifier. I can get a really soft diffused look with it, but I can also use my white mola flxgrid and get a harder look from it. Its size and portability really makes it just about the only modifier I use outdoors.”

white mola demi with white mola flxgrid, no sock…

and a grab from a bts video…

white mola demi with white sock…

and the white demi without grid or sock… (stacked)

more of Jonathan @

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