Mawaan, clown, comic, performer and presenter, was an absolute blast to shoot for a feature in TenEighty magazine, which specialises in Creators in the UK doing cool things on Youtube.
Mawaan's character is larger than life, dramatic and fast-paced and exciting, and it was great for us to work together to get the most out of him as possible, in a few different setups, and for a range of different crops.
We also wanted to show Mawaan out of his over the top character - he recently presented a BBC documentary.
I mainly used a profoto proglobe, an an arri 1K fresnel light for the shoot. The Arri fresnel is a movie and theatre light, and gives a lovely soft edged spot light, and a theatrical performance feel - the combination worked really well on the red curtain at our location, a stage in a Lambeth pub.
TenEighty's piece is online: http://teneightymagazine.com/2016/02/27/mawaan-rizwan-interview-send-in-the-clown/
Photos: Dave Bird
Makeup: Suzanne Smith
Commissioner: Teoh Lander-Boyce