Photoshoot for STIHL
It happened so that the day of the photoshoot was really cold. The temperature was around minus 5°C and the model was supposed to be wearing lingerie and various summer clothes.
The photoshoot was organized by a STIHL dealer in Lithuania. The pictures were supposed to be used for the dealer’s marketing. The photoshoot was planned to take place in some sort of an industrial environment. After doing some research the plan was changed (due to the fact that no factory would interrupt its work for a photoshoot) and the new aim was to find a woodworking company. After a while we settled with an old Soviet workshop in a country side. During the occupation period the venue was used as a workshop for maintaining agricultural machines. After the collapse of collective farming the workshop was purchased by an artist. He is famous for woodworking. The workshop hasn’t been used for a year and today it is in a pretty bad shape. But it fitted our needs perfectly.
Since the workshop was practically abandoned there was no heating system there. We took three industrial heaters: two diesel and one gas. Those are capable of heating a huge cold space. Guess what: they were completely useless there. The space couldn’t heat up even a bit. The model had to work in perishing cold. Of course, we had some STROH to help… The only solution to actually help the model was using an infrared heater that was faced directly to her. After 12 hours of hard work the huge photoshoot crew agreed that it was a once in a lifetime adventure. Lucky for us nobody got cold afterwards and the pictures were even better than we could have expected.