Photo: Esben Melby

The Sun-Cage

THE MOBILE LOCATION STUDIO 

THE SPECIAL TOOL FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WANTS TO CONTROL THE LIGHT EVEN ON LOCATION.

THE TASK:

The CageThe special tool for photographers who never leave their studio without their CAGE-STUDIO. It is used in the jungle, in the savannah and in Antarctica. There are photography projects where you want the same lighting environment all the time – perfectly controllable, just like in your own studio. The same is true for the home, outside on the lawn, at the beach or in a poorly lit town gymnasium. Small, handy, quick to assemble and dismantle, and can be taken on an airplane like golf equipment. This is THE SUN-CAGE. Perfect for the professional.

THE RESULT:

The Cage

Greg Gorman from Los Angeles/CA and SUNBOUNCE director and designer Wolfgang-Peter Geller made it their goal to make this idea reality. The result is a stable cube construction with an edge length of 300 cm/ 10’, which meets all the requirements above and many more. A sophisticated screen combination is hung inside this space. In the standard version of the CAGE-STUDIO is implemented:

  • The front of the CAGE STUDIO is open so that you can photograph into it – but, of course, this opening is used for direct, targeted light control. 
  • The left or right side is either equipped with a 2/3rd diffuser material or shaded with a black cloth. During assembly, you can select whether the diffuser material should be on the left or on the right depending on the position of the sun.
  • The back is shaded with a black cloth. This cloth can be rolled up and reveals the background. Alternatively, very fine, net-like cloth (e.g. NO MOIRÈ) can be attached, which invisibly shade the background blurriness. A great effect. You know it from typical USA TV interview situations.
  • The sky of the CAGE is equipped with a 2/3rd diffuser cloth and with a black cloth at the same time. Thanks to the practical zippers, you can decide whether you want light or shadow from the top.
  • The poles weigh ca. 12.5 kg and fit into the optional SUNBOUNCE ROLLER BAG (#750-200B).
  • The cloth weighs just over 4 kg and optionally fits into the SUNBOUNCE SCREEN-SAVER (#750-20B) Large.
Roller-Bag
Roller-Bag
Screen Saver
Screen Saver

It can be assembled by an assistant in less than 15 minutes*. He only requires help from a second person for 2 minutes.
*The assistant should have assembled the CAGE at least once before the actual shoot.