Mark Mann shoots Academy Award® winners with Anova Pro

Last Updated: March 7, 2017 10:09 am GMT
(London, UK--March 7, 2017) Leading fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Mann has once again used the Rotolight Anova PRO as his light of choice, in a recent photo shoot with two of this year’s Oscar® winners. Mann shot Emma Stone (BAFTA award-winning actress known for Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Amazing Spiderman, and now Best Actress winner for La La Land) and Casey Affleck (producer, director, writer and Best Actor award winner for Manchester By The Sea) using the Anova PRO, an LED location and studio light developed by the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight.

Mark Mann, a long-time user of the Anova, is well-known for his editorial work featured in publications such as Esquire, Men’s Health, Billboard, and a portfolio including shoots with Al Pacino, Keira Knightley, Eddie Redmayne, Barack Obama, Benedict Cumberbatch and Rihanna.

“Despite having tested a few continuous lighting panels in the past, I never liked the feel of them. But once I tried the Anova, I found I could get something different,” says Mann. “It’s subtle, but there’s something about the ‘slowness’ of the light mixed with the quality of the Leica, my camera of choice. The light is absolutely beautiful and gives you a filmic feel.”

The Rotolight Anova Pro is the ideal LED light for studios and location work, offering great flexibility and quality. Featuring a bi-colour LED system with AccuColour™ technology for exceptional colour rendering, and dual controls for fast, tuneable colour aided by an accurate colour temperature display, the light is renowned for its round shape, which creates Rotolight’s signature ‘catch light’ effect. Anova PRO is also the world’s first professional LED light with high speed sync flash capability, and no recycle time.

“There’s also something about the ‘wrap’ of the light. I still can’t quite put my finger on why the Anova is so good. The light is so versatile that it gives the shoot a very different feel, you can move light to wherever you want to get the desired effect and see what you’re actually shooting. It works out really well.

“I do a lot of shoots, and the type of people I photograph have seen and done everything, so it’s great to have something different on your shoot. When you are working with people in the industry who have seen it 100 times before, then having something different that creates a conversation, like the ANOVA, is great. The fact that the lights are beautiful makes me look good too!” concludes Mann.

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About Rotolight
Rotolight, based in Pinewood Studios, UK, is a leading manufacturer of award winning on-camera, studio and location LED lighting systems for photography, broadcast and cinematography. Rotolight’s products are regularly used on blockbuster motion pictures and are in high demand by discerning professionals worldwide. The company’s passion for innovation and excellence, coupled with a relentless quest for accurate colour, quality and consistent performance, sets it apart in the market. Rotolight has recently created some of the most talked about products in the industry, and will keep delivering inspirational products that help its customers’ creativity blossom. Visit

About Mark Mann
Mark Mann is a world renowned celebrity and sports photographer. Mark’s editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade and Complex, among others. He has shot countless celebrities, including Al Pacino, Keira Knightly, Eddie Redmayne, Barak Obama, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Aniston, Stevie Wonder to name but a few. His commercial clients include: Reebok, Adidas, Hennessy, Bombay Sapphire, Pepsi, Gillette, Vitamin Water, NHL, Zumba, Ford, Chrysler and Svedka. Mark most recently completed a yearlong project for Esquire Magazine, “The Life of Man”. He shot 80 American men ages 1 through 80, to celebrate 80 years of Esquire Magazine. This project took Mark to the White House where he was honored to shoot the sitting president, as well as former President Clinton. He also shot numerous other notable people and celebrities all across the country.


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