Crazy story for this shoot. I was hired by a fashion stylist to take portfolio images with plant themed apparel (some of which I removed in post). We had booked a studio for a Sunday. I confirmed with the studio. Everything was all set. Turns out that Sunday was a holiday. Not a major holiday, but one where many businesses were closed. Regardless, the studio scheduled the date. We get to the studio, and the doors were locked. We were banging on the door. I called the studio owner repeatedly. No answer. I finally decided to pursue a Plan B. Our model's mother, had a neighbor one hour north of Ft Lauderdale (in West Palm Beach), who happened to be an interior designer. She said that his backyard was killer. So we made the trek up to West Palm, and there were all sorts of interesting bamboo, plants, etc. These are two of the shots from that shoot. Male agency model. He is repped by four model agencies in the US.
Can't recall the exact lighting setup, I believe I used a large octabox 48" w/strobe as well as a beauty dish. The photo with the plant shirt sleeves we placed a black board near the model's face on camera right to absorb light. I think I used a honeycomb grid with the 22" beauty dish on this shot.