I came across a set of photos of Minka Kelly and James Franco for Esquire magazine from a couple of years ago where the lighting and portrait setup was so simple, it held enough backbone to the article related to the picture.
The photographer: Yu Tsai. His portraits of the celebrities he photographs show the fun and avant garde style he makes his own. Look him up and you'll see why I admire his work!
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