How was this Penelopy Cruz photo by Peter Lindbergh lit?

by RonV   Last Updated May 16, 2018 10:18 AM

The catch light seems to show us a big window with people standing in front of it. But wouldn't window light produce a more flat lighting? There is a clearly visible value change from the ear on the left side to the dimly exposed light below her eye camera-right. Do they just use the window light to create an interesting eye-light and then light the face separately from some angle that is not seen in the eyes? Or do they use some modifier to feather-off the light on the camera-right side, creating that light fall-off look that adds beautiful depth to the image?

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