Mola user: Fiona Quinn – The Distance

Heading back to New Zealand we check up on some more of Fiona Quinn’s latest beautiful work. Recently Fiona’s been very busy shooting outdoor editorials before the NZ winter sets in.
The shoot below was for M2 Woman’s Magazine. Fiona calling this editorial shoot ‘The Distance’, drawing on inspiration from a location she sourced literally by the side of the road. Head over to her blogpost on this shoot to read her thoughts and process.

Fiona uses a white 22″ demi up high with double diffusion (i.e. 2 diffusion socks) as some subtle fill for these shots. She shoots with the Hensel Porty Lithium 12.

Thanks for showing us your stunning work Fiona.
Visit her website; and her blog; for more inspirational work.

Mola spotted: Nelson Simoneau shoots Coco Rocha


We spot a 33″ white Mola Euro used by incredible photographer, Nelson Simoneau as he photographs model Coco Rocha for the May 2011 issue of ELLE Québec. Wardrobe is from the world renowned designer, Jean Paul Gaultier. His 35 years of fashion design will be on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, including over 120 haute couture dresses and ready-to-wear pieces made from 1976 – 2011.

In honour of this exhibition, ELLE magazine commisioned an exclusive editorial featuring pieces from JPG’s collection.

Below is a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, as well as the finals…

Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective from Coco Rocha on Vimeo.

and the finals…

Mola user: Matt Lanham

Today we head downunder to Australia to visit Matt Lanham’s stunning work. Matt contacted us recently thanking us for creating the Mola Setti which he …”really started to fall in love with…” when using it on a recent swimwear shoot. The mola he was using was the 28″ Setti.

In his blog post from this shoot Matt comments;

“I purchased a Mola 28″ Setti a little while ago, and was quite fond of it, but it truly came out on its own in this shoot. It was fantastic at brightening up the overpowering sunlight, without destroying the sun’s strong shadow shapes. It also helped to brighten up Chelsea’s face and make her look incredibly glamorous. I could not think of any other modifier I would have preferred to use on this shoot other than the Setti.”

and here is some of his images from the shoot.
Make sure you hit his blogpost to read his further thoughts on the shoot.

thanks for the email and wonderful photos Matt!

Mola User: Garigosa Studios, Barcelona

Today we look at the stunning Mola work from Garigosa Studios in Barcelona.

Behind Garrigosa Studio we find Joan Garrigosa (Photographer) and Alex Torrens (postproduction), a collaboration that exceeds 12 years. Both have adapted very well to the fast change from traditional photography to digital photography, where in the demanding world of advertising is taking more weight, especially with the entrance of the postproduction.

Joan began as a photographer doing social reportage, followed by industrial photo work. Gradually he started collaborating with some advertising agencies in Barcelona. After a while, greater versatility has allowed him to work in all photo fields and for all types of clients and projects, both domestic and international.

Make sure you check out their website:

Garigosa Studios shoots regularly with 3 of the Mola Softlights, the 28″ Silver Setti, 33.5″ White Euro and the 43.5″ White Mantti.

Here is some stellar images from 2 of their recent campaigns;


Thanks Joan and Alex for your incredible images!