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Pennywise the Clown Photoshoot – Full Set and BTS 2017

When they announced they were remaking the classic Stephen King novel IT, I truly was skeptical.  Afterall, who can live up to Tim MF Curry?  Well, I saw it this past week.  And it’s flipping awesome! While I agree the movie is far from perfect, I really enjoyed myself!

In honor of the film’s release, I wanted to do something Pennywise themed.  As is the case with a lot of folks my age, I saw the original miniseries at waaaayyy too young of an age and as such, it has certainly had an impact on my horror film tastes.  With the help with the amazing Emily Swanson – a truly gifted makeup and costume designer – we created these pieces:

We did a variety of lighting setups, but most of them had a softlighter Elinchrom umbrella as the key light and a variety of fills (either the white wall/V-Flat, strip box, or the 8-degree gridded Elinchrom reflector).  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out on Instagram!


Steven Kowalski

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Steven Kowalski: Portrait photographer based in Chicago. Teacher. NYU grad.


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