Email workshop@thecreed.co.uk

LAMBERTZ GODDESS OF EUROPE – MORANA

HOOTING MORANA by JAMES
This was day one and shoot one and was quite a challenge to complete. Firstly in terms of logistically challenging trips up the mountain with all of the kit. Three cable cars would carry us and the crew to the top but the problem being the time getting there and then setting up.
The day of the Recce was a great day but today very misty & cloudy, these tended to roll in and out and if we were lucky we could get the shot when it cleared which it did.

Morana a Czech model called (FEL) and working in Germany was great at reading and understanding my  direction and ideas often adding hers but more importably coveting the masterful look which was needed. It all mapped out to us having around 3o mins to shoot the look which sounds easy but as you can see from the shot, not a lot was being worn by the model and with the howling winds even in the sun it was a chilling -1c.

How it all mapped out.

We arrived at our Pension in Austria late at night, so on the morning of the location scouting at hinter-tux we awoke to truly breathtaking stunning scenery! Team Nader James, Phil and Mary and of course Marco(Producer) convened for coffee and breakfast then proceeded en route to the summit of Hintertux some 3000m above sea level.

Three cable car journeys later there we were, pretty much on top of the world! This was the sort of scenery that stays with you for life! Something of which team Nader often reflect back upon. After sourcing the perfect locations for the shoot we took the journey back down into Hintertux and relayed the order of the day to the rest of the team.Day two the team ventured to the top and we set up for the shoot, despite the awe inspiring views the weather at such altitudes is subject to quite severe and frequent changes so proved at times somewhat challenging, however the resulting shot makes all of this more than worthwhile, a truly iconic shot!

How it all mapped out.

We arrived at our Pension in Austria late at night, so on the morning of the location scouting at hinter-tux we awoke to truly breathtaking stunning scenery! Team Nader James, Phil and Mary and of course Marco(Producer) convened for coffee and breakfast then proceeded en route to the summit of Hintertux some 3000m above sea level.

Three cable car journeys later there we were, pretty much on top of the world! This was the sort of scenery that stays with you for life! Something of which team Nader often reflect back upon. After sourcing the perfect locations for the shoot we took the journey back down into Hintertux and relayed the order of the day to the rest of the team.Day two the team ventured to the top and we set up for the shoot, despite the awe inspiring views the weather at such altitudes is subject to quite severe and frequent changes so proved at times somewhat challenging, however the resulting shot makes all of this more than worthwhile, a truly iconic shot!

TECH SPEC

  • Temp: -1c
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D
  • Lens: HCD – 24mm
  • Shutter: 1/250
  • Aperture: F11
  • Any Problems: Cold, Windy and the occasional snow flurry

THE TEAM

  • Model: Fel (Czech)
  • James & Phil + Mary
  • Producer Marco – Lambertz
  • Styling – Andrea
  • Makeup – Chris
  • Other team members x15

 

Images below show raw Hasselblad images before post-production

James Talks a little about the shots to be done and how teamnader went about delivering and with what

You can see below a generic video which was used in the Lambertz marketing campaign in Europe and UK it was featured in Stern magazine and in UK the Mail plus numerous news and online blogs. James was interviewed many times and in fact think did over 16 interviews and opinions on the shoot and how it all went.

James runs though some of the images at a daily client review and talks about the shoots done on the mountain in Hintertux and we also add in a few behind the scenes en route to Slovenia and Croatia

.

Some behind the scenes images from the shoot