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X-Rite Coloratti Photo of the Week – December 2018


by Dave Mobbs – December 27th, 2018

As 2018 is coming to an end, we’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our Coloratti whose works we featured on our social media pages and our blog all throughout the year. In December, it was the turn of Piotr Piatek , Emil Bilinski and Frank Doorhof.  Let’s find out a bit more about December’s Coloratti Photos of the Week in our article below.


  1. Piotr Piatek – Kashia


This portrait image was taken by our Coloratti Piotr Piatek. This is the first photo in a series that is currently being prepared to meet the characteristics of collector photography and will be intended for limited number sales.

Piotr Piatek © Kashia 2018

Piotr Piatek © Kashia 2018


Piotr specialises in portrait photography, as well as advertising photography: architecture, construction and industry. You can find out more about Piotr and his work on his super cool website here: www.piotrpiatek.com


  1. Emil Bilinski – Natalia


Our second POTW this December was taken by Emil Bilinski and rather than using a studio to take this image, Emil had to use his own apartment for the shot!

“Inspired directly by the look of the model, I wanted to create something new, futuristic – out of this world. The plan was to shoot with props (Set design) and in a big studio. However, I ended up shooting it in my small apartment, what actually was now the better choice from a practical point of view”.

Emil Bilinski © Natalia 2018

Emil Bilinski © Natalia 2018

“The dark mood and the model’s funky hair colour inspired me to change her real hair colour in post to this deep red, and on other images blue and green tone”.

I used a black fabric as my backdrop. For this image, I used a macro shot of my black backpack which has this beautiful structure. I shot this using the new Profoto B10 with different modifiers. The intention was to keep it moody, but colourful. The postproduction was intense and took a lot of time, but I think it was worth it 🙂 “

Definitely worth it!

Emil also used the ColorChecker Passport Photo and the ColorChecker Classic for this shot, to make sure his colours were accurate from the beginning and save time when post-processing the images.

Model: Natalia W: www.instagram.com/blousforyou/

Make Up: Ania S: www.instagram.com/aniasiadlak/

If you want to see more behind the scenes footage from this shoot, just head on to : https://youtu.be/vwmqOzLzhBA


  1. Frank Doorhof – Nadine


Last but not least, our final Coloratti Photo of the Week this year came from Frank Doorhof. Frank took this dreamy, wintery image of Nadine during a fashion workshop called “Fashion to the max”. The location was not a winter wonderland in the Alps as you might suspect, but actually Frank’s studio.

During the workshop, his students had the chance to play around with the light blaster, gels, smoke, props, basically everything!

Frank Doorhof © Nadine 2018

Frank Doorhof © Nadine 2018

And it’s when your creativity is unleashed that you get fantastic, unique images like the ones below:

Frank Doorhof © Nadine 2018

Frank Doorhof © Nadine 2018

Frank Doorhof © Nadine 2018

Frank Doorhof © Nadine 2018


What will Frank come up with next?


Thank you to everyone who follows our Coloratti Photo of The Week blogs and stay tuned, as we’ll be back next year with more fantastic images from our Coloratti!

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