Mola spotted: Behind the Scenes – GUESS Accessory S/S photoshoot


In this behind-the-scenes video of the GUESS Accessories Spring / Summer 2010 photoshoot we see a Mola 33.5 Euro being used.

Under the direction of GUESS, Inc. Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Marciano, and renowned photographer Yu Tsai, the GUESS spring / summer Accessories campaign features Vanessa Hessler and Bruno Santos, who also appear in the GUESS Spring 2010 main campaign.

No doubt you have seen some of the images from this shoot already…

As usual, more of Yu Tsai’s gorgeous work on his website:

Mola/s spotted: Rosie Huntington shoot by Yu Tsai – NSFW


WARNING: NSFW – female nudity involved.

In the below video we see amazing american Director / Photographer Yu Tsai photograph Actor / Model Rosie Huntington.

Yu Tsai has photographed celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Ashley Judd, Zhang Ziyi, Ewan McGregor, Rosario Dawson, Mischa Barton, Sienna Miller, Paz Vega, Ryan Reynolds, Sean Faris, Ryan Gosling and Zooey Deschanel, along with models including Alessandra Ambrosio, Liliana Dominguez, and Yamila Diaz. (ref: wikipedia)

Yu Tsai’s photography has also been featured in magazines including A Magazine, Arena, Flaunt, Harper’s Baazar, Marie Claire, Perfect, V Magazine and Vogue Japan.

A few times in the video below, we spot more than 1 Mola in use at a time. From the look of things it looks like the Mola 33″ Euro.

Make sure you check out Yu Tsai’s work on his website:

and some of the gorgeous final images after the jump below…


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You know you must have been posted up somewhere big when you check out your stats and there is a massive spike in traffic coming your way.

This time it was courtesy of the popular Strobist Blog. An incredible lighting resource created by David Hobby which has just about revolutionised the lighting and photographic industry.

You can see out mention by clicking the below image…

Don’t forget the Mola Lumi bracket will allow speedlights to be mounted on your Mola Softlight – most commonly mounted on the Mola 22″ Demi.

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Mola User: Brad Trent

Today we peek into the gallery of uber talented editorial photographer, Brad Trent. Just from the small sample of images Brad provided us below, you can see he is in high demand with his portrait work. Brad runs a New York studio called Damn Ugly Photography but his images are anything but.

We initially stumbled onto him back on a strobist blog post here, and found he had these words to say about Mola Softlights…

“I own… a 22″ Mola ‘Demi’, and we regularly rent the larger Mola Setti (28″) and Euro (33″) dishes. To me, they give you a much more interesting quality of light than simply tossing up a bank and they don’t generally have the problem of turning into sails when you find yourself out on a windy day! And with the Mola’s, the way they’re designed makes it much easier to get a soft light that still has a directional contrast to it. There is nothing I hate more than that ‘wall of light’ look….but then, when you look at my pictures you probably already guessed that!”

Visit his website – and bookmark his blog – to view some more stunning images.

Mola 22″ Demi – Bon Jovi

Mola 28″ Setti – Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Mola 28″ Setti – Edie Falco

Mola 33″ Euro – Astronauts

Mola 43.5″ Mantti – Steven Spielberg

Thanks for the fantastic share Brad!

Mola Spotted: John der Schilden shoots Clin D’oeil editorial

Photographer John der Shilden recently shot an editorial for the 30th anniversary issue of Clin D’Oeil magazine. Styling for the shoot was by Judy McDonald, shot at S1 Studios in Toronto, Canada. The complete editorial was a 10 page spread, shot by John using the Profoto Pro-8 Air system through a Satin Silver 28″ Mola Setti with diffuser.
Check out John’s website to see more of his amazing work:

click the images below to see them bigger.

FlxGrid Comparison

Toronto based fashion photographer Matt Baxter has done a quick test using the 2 different FlxGrids, we have developed, showing the difference in light quality and output.

Using a 22″ white Mola Demi with OPAL glass deflector the only changes were to the front of the grid;

First frame is just with the standard nylon diffuser sock, no grid
2nd frame is modified with the Black 25° FlxGrid
Last frame is modified with the White 25° FlxGrid

As you can see the new white Flxgrid not only grids the light but also softens the edges as well vs the black FlxGrid’s light. The white construction of the White FlxGrid makes it unlike any other grid on the market.

The Black FlxGrid’s are currently available from B&H and Adorama and the White FlxGrid will be available by the end of September.

Mola User: Matt Baxter II

Today we look at some more gorgeous images from Toronto based fashion photographer Matt Baxter. Matt is a freelance photographer specialising in beauty, fashion and editorial work. He has a long list of clients spanning from over a decade of creating amazing imagery.

This time the following images were produced using both the white 22″ Mola Demi and the 33″ Mola Euro together.

Visit his website – and his blog – to see some more awesome examples.

thanks Matt for your stunning images!

Mola user: Matt Baxter

Today we feature Toronto based fashion photographer Matt Baxter. Matt is a freelance photographer specialising in beauty, fashion and editorial work. He has a long list of clients spanning from over a decade of creating amazing imagery. His portfolio includes clients such as Sony, Bell, CIBC and Thermos. Matt produces award winning fashion work with the white Mola 22″ Demi. Below are some examples of his work. Visit his website – to see more of his stunning imagery.

Matt also has a blog you can check out here.