Extremely well-conceived shoot! And well-executed. (Oops, i realize that might sound like a pun, but it's not.) This is a really good idea! The pink sticker?? Very simple, and effective. I LIKE the tungsten lighting, and the low-key feeling. Nice results.
My wife got a bunch of stickers, one for every four weeks, so we've been having fun conceiving of new and different ways to shoot the photos. This was the first that I used any off camera flash. I actually key lit and rim lit these with a flash, but tried to make it look like the lamp was doing the work. fun to try and balance ambient with flash. Thanks for your comments!
I agree, it's a great idea and you pulled it off well. The only thing I'm not sure about...is that the lamp itself is so bright in all the image where it appears in-frame...it's distracting.
There is a (sometimes fine) line between a photo being about a subject and a photo being about the lighting (especially to other photographers who are interested in lighting). And to me, I tend to see/think about the lighting, rather than the subject...probably because of the bright lamp. Certainly not wrong or bad...just what I'm seeing.