so i have found a very unique image, and I am wondering what lighting they would have used, and how they get it to this point (image editing?). Any pointers would be helpful, here is the image.enter image description here

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    Please try to describe the effect in your title. Otherwise, this is indistinguishable from millions of possibly completely different questions.
    – mattdm
    Jan 28 '16 at 3:20

The lighting doesn't look overly complex to me. Mainly I see what looks like a large softbox to camera right, and a hairlight to camera left. I mocked it up using the virtual lighting studio here:

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The background gradient could be achieved in a lot of different ways, but likely is just from adding a gel to a strobe. It could just as easily be achieved in Photoshop though.

Post processing of this image - I would have to ask what in particular you are interested in learning about, as I don't see any technique that really stands out.

The real beauty of this image is the "mud" on the model.

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    WOW....Thank you! Yeah I guess they must have had a pretty good makeup artist do that.....not really sure....
    – oliver
    Jan 28 '16 at 14:41

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