The Underworld – Sira


Israel-Photo-Shoot-2

On our final day in Israel in May 2014 me and Benjamin Von Wong went head to head for a shoot we had been planning over Facebook back in the Uk/ Canada. We had been chatting together and many others who would hall us in Israel. the plan was to do a shoot at an abandoned location and create some unique shots to maximise the time we had over there. We decided we would have a theme and amazing Guy Viner helped us to organise everything on the lead up to the shoot.We choose to do 3 shots – Fire, Feathers and Flour. Guy managed to find us people who could play with fire and even some snakes! At one stage I was shooting a model with snakes around my neck.

The shoot is featured on DIY Photography Check it out

Photographer: Rebecca Bathory
Model: Mishele Gavriele Kaplan
Model/ Ballet Dancer: Tehila Ruddel..
Model: Alona Mandel-Suslova
Hair: Tali Amram
Makeup: Smadar Malka
BTS: Udi Tirosh
Simon Pollock
Dave Kai-Piper
Aviv Vana
Dress: Mishi May
Hairpiece: Creations by Liv Free
Dress: Patrizia Caputo
Hairpiece: Jay Briggs
Dress: Sian Whitefoot
Assistants:
Karen Yaniv-Guidanian
Itay Gazit
Shahaf Brumer
Dalit Pesochin
Guy VinerSnakes:
Illan Snakes
Fire:Omerious Omer Yechezkel
Razzo Nir

I was so exceed how it was all coming together and when the day finally arrived, we all got up super early to drive to the North of Israel to the location. We got a call from Guy while we were on our way with the gutting news that the location had been sealed only in what must have been the last two weeks and it was now un accessible, we decided to head over and check anyway and luckily we found another location very close by on the road, the crumbling mosque and various ruins around were perfect for the shoot and so we set up.I was so exceed how it was all coming together and when the day finally arrived, we all got up super early to drive to the North of Israel to the location. We got a call from Guy while we were on our way with the gutting news that the location had been sealed only in what must have been the last two weeks and it was now un accessible, we decided to head over and check anyway and luckily we found another location very close by on the road, the crumbling mosque and various ruins around were perfect for the shoot and so we set up.

Israel-Photo-Shoot
For my first shot fire, it was amazing that we had a couple of fire professionals on the shoot, I set the model up and let them create magic around her. It was very surreal and looked absolute stunning. I took the photo on a long exposure to capture the fire while the mode stayed very still. More drama was added in post production by taking parts of the fire captured on the shoot and adding it into the one frame.
Israel-Photo-Shoot-1
For the flour shot shot we had Mishele hold the snakes while we chucked flour from behind towards the camera, finally for the feather shot we poured feathers down on her from above and even Luna the dog posed for the photo, I added a river to the photo to add mysticism to the photo.
Israel-Photo-Shoot-6
As the sun set we headed to the beach where a ship wreck resided by the water and captured the beautiful models against the stunning setting sun.
Israel-Photo-Shoot-5
Israel-Photo-Shoot-4
Israel-Photo-Shoot-3

+ There are no comments

Add yours