Adoration of the Keepers, after Rembrandt

Adoration of the Keepers, after Rembrandt, ©James Hall
Adoration of the Keepers, after Rembrandt, ©James Hall

 

Happy Christmas.

I took this picture in the summer, involving a load of friends from a local shoot. My thanks to all of them. It was a little more complex than the finished product might suggest and required quite a lot of post-production work., which was done by Elizabeth Franks. My thanks to Elizabeth who also advised on the lighting.

Adoration of the Shepherds, Rembrandt
Adoration of the Shepherds, Rembrandt

The photograph is based on a picture by Rembrandt (or his school) called the Adoration of the Shepherds which is the National Gallery collection. The moment I saw the picture which places the nativity scene in a contemporary, for him, setting I know it had the potential for a great photograph. Fortunately I had access to a disused building which was perfect for creating the sense of being in a large dimly lit barn.

I hope you enjoy the picture and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.