Sandy had just won the German version of Germany’s Top Model she had been working well, this shot was a filler shot for the calendar however i love this ans spent a little more time on the finished image. The background was shot in the superb lakes of Croatia but the actual shot of Sandy was taken in the Amphitheater of Pula and she was hootign with me the look for the Oracle of Delphi which was never used.

It was a composite which was needed to complete the amount of images in the calendar but at the last minute it was downgraded to a shot in the back.

The Challenge was in Post Production

The images were taken with a different light source and for me in compositing its important that the lighting is consistent and balanced. It is this which makes it believable as a picture. The back ground was lit by sunshine first thing in the morning but the foreground shot of Sandy was taken under a diffused beauty box in Pula so quite a contrast.

The final shot looks great and one of our favourites, it take a while to do but the result is satisfactory and a place in the book for JNP was suitable given

How it all mapped out.

This is the shot which we used for the post produced image above, careful planning needed.

SANDY was a flawlessly professional model,lying down on the job she was relaxed and ready to work, The whole team looked on as did i think in excess of 100 people as we shot in the Amphitheater in Pula. She is actually lying down on one of the plynths there and this formed part of the Oracle of Delphi look but this was shelved by all as it didn’t have enough styling or look convincing


  • Temp: 24c
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D
  • Lens: 24mm
  • Shutter: 1/60
  • Aperture: F13
  • ISO: 100
  • Any Problems: No Permissions!!


  • TeamNader – James & Phil
  • Model: Agnes
  • Producer Marco – Lambertz
  • Styling – Andrea
  • Makeup – Chris
  • Other team members x15

How the team crafted the shots in Plitvice Lakes Croatia

STONEHENGE: The famous landmark agrees to shoot.

In the insert shot below you can see the intimate shoot, close up with the wide angel lens allowed James to work up a great shooting relationship in a relatively short time. Feeling comfortable with the shoot, location and model was key and Petra kept a keen focus and what was needed. She believed totally in the concept and offered her own direction tot he image taking.