Not just any corridor, however – MY corridor – the corridor that leads from the Fotofilia lobby to the studio door. It’s thirty-odd feet long, not very wide, not especially high-ceilinged, doubles as part of Fotofilia’s gallery space and, most importantly, is painted brilliant white.
Foolishly, I’ve begun letting my students in on this wonderful secret location and even my recipe for lighting it. So, I thought, why not tell the rest of the world too?
And the main beauty of this location is the simplicity of the lighting needed: just a single flash (fitted with a narrow “spill-kill” reflector) bounced off the ceiling. The light then ricochets off each of the white surfaces and produces the most beautifully even and flattering illumination.
At a studio workshop a couple of weeks ago (where we used the “light tunnel”), an attendee said thoughtfully afterwards, “I wonder if my wife will let me paint the landing…”.