On the last day of the shoot we found ourself in Ibiza, Teamnader was under pressure to create three great looks in a short space of time. There was no real plan for this look and to be honest it was an idea just pulled out of the bag on location. Back at base it was suggested that Lambertz wanted a high impact front cover to rival Pirelli and Dita and the horse was first choice.
There was no visual to work from and it was to be created in composition in the post-production stage, Dita would later be placed in the mountains of Austria in Hintertux! I had to shoot fast and almost in direct sun so with all of the gear, horse and make-up Dita began to melt. There wasn’t a California sun bounce to diffuse the light, however an umberella was just enough to shoot in the shade and balanced the coolness to the shot which would help create that cool mountain glow needed for the Goddess look.
I remember only shooting maybe 20 shots for this and out of 20 there were only 5 that made the short choice. Dita has a beautiful completion and in this shot this is evident. I have stripped out the tree that was used to support her arm.
- Temp: -1c
- Camera: Hasselblad H4D
- Lens: HCD – 24mm
- Shutter: 1/250
- Aperture: F11
- Any Problems: Cold, Windy and the occasional snow flurry