A three week shoot following the southern route to the west of Iceland
Working In Iceland proved challenging, I had great expectations for Iceland and the end didn’t disappoint. A two week shoot and a week recce to create a super campaign with a full team of 24. Sounds a lot of people and to be honest it was with most of us having to share small Air B & B accommodation which just couldn’t accommodate us all.
The challenge was to create 24 images for the 2019 PURE Calendar for Lambertz in Germany. I had worked with them before and that was for 29 days in 12 countries. Part of the campaign involved meeting up with Nena and Larissa Kerner for a 2 days shoot and then towards the end of the shoot to meet up with Rurik Gislason who is the Icelandic footballing legend. I was to create 6 pieces of fine art photography for the Calendar
The weather proved rather changeable at times but really it was a super place to be. In the first week it was just me and the Producer Marco from Germany. We drove around planning and searching for the best locations but to be honest little did we know that the best locations actually could appear from no where and on route to the main attractions.
I was fortunate to hook up with Fuji Film and @fujifilm_uk who loaned me a FUJI GFX50S for the whole 3 weeks and what a camera. In another post I will talk about how good the camera was and how it surpassed any other medium format that I have used.
Working on location is not always about stress, trials and tribulations, you do get chance for down time usually but really you are there to do a job. I would say that this has been one of my hardest for all of the above and that we didn’t really get all of that much down time and with stresses from the team becoming apparent day by day it became a man management on most days. Important to add not through our organisation but through the Production and the lack of from the German Production.
In this sequence of shots below you get a feel for the way the location actually mapped out over the duration of the shoot. It gives an overview of locations we went to and how we got the shots. I will be posting the full image review later on the Blog so you can see the final images.