Working with Dita Von Teese was always on my bucket list. Since seeing Dita in a raft of publications i had liked how she embraced the fashion side of what she did and had that retro look. Today I was meeting her for the first time and a little anxious. Funny though you imagine that the person you respect to be someone else when you meet them but Dita was a lovely lady, very polite and gracious but knew exactly what she needed to do and above all what she was only going to do. As a brand she is very careful to make sure all is just so.
Logistically this was quite challenging
The location was hot and very windy and this was the VERY FIRST time where Dita would be working outside under these circumstances. This was good for me as it would allow my shots to be a first for her, however the pressure was on to deliver. Animals and Children I hear you say! This was the case in fact as getting the horse to the location and on set was challenging .
Dita was patient as we prepped all with light checks but all went well and we captured one of the most striking shots of the Calendar. It was a great vote of confidence to be given a business card by Dita’s agent with the instructions to contact her should we wish to shoot her again and thanking us for respecting her brand and ensuring the shoot went smoothly..
- Temp: 30c
- Camera: Hasselblad H4D
- Lens: Hasselblad 24mm
- Shutter: 1/350
- Aperture: F8
- ISO: 100
- Any Problems: Breezy, high humidity, dust.