he may be a "genious" with light, but he is still using basic lighting technique to achieve great results. . . I don;t understadn why HIS images with multiple lighting setups or single strobe setups should warrant HIM being called a genious/master of light. Seems to me, that there are MANy such masters out there. . . . ANy of you here could be such a 'master.'
accenting and complimenting the available light is key . . all you need do is test your shots and settings and adjust.
After enough time, it becomes second nature because you REMEMBER the ambiance/lighting of your current location/setting, and your cmera has already become part of your limbs. . . you remember the light and the numbers and ratios, and you can then expereiment more and deviate from the norm. You don't need tohave multiple assistants, and tablets and people standing around holding papers pretending to be worth something to the final image, etc. . . .