To make the portraits, he uses the same lighting equipment and techniques in the depths of Africa as he did for his famous ad campaigns for the Twilight films. Instead of Robert Pattinson, his subjects are cowherds such as Kolotola, depicted here. To bring out dignity and character in his subject, Lawrence uses two main techniques, Rembrandt lighting and spotlighting. Favored by painters and photographers for centuries, Rembrandt lighting is widely considered one of the most flattering forms of lighting for the human face. Throwing half the face in shadow, it simultaneously suggests the shape of the head while injecting shadows—and with them, a sense of mystery.