Reform is a new introduction to the group's fitness offering... and from what I have heard, it's a welcomed one for Fitness First and Good Life.
Reformer pilates is one of the most challenging exercises that I have found myself attempting; kudos to those that practice and teach. And, also to the talent that was involved in the shoot for repeating and holding the poses for what must've been eternity!
One of the biggest challenges we faced with this shoot was the limitation on what we could bring. With the required turn-around and lead time for the shoot, it meant that we had to bring our own gear rather than hire. And, that we had to make do with the maximum excess baggage limits of the airline - 92kg. This meant, light-stands instead of c-stands, small lights vs mono blocs / power-packs, LEDs to minimise weight and volume and the umbrellas over soft-boxes - all fit into 3 HRPC cases and one laptop bag.
Deciding to arrive early had its weight in gold. We were able to make some key creative and production decisions that allowed us to shoot smoothly the day after; especially with COVID lockdown announcements hitting Melbourne on the day of shoot.
Thankfully, we were able to get an earlier flight to side-step restrictions; thanks Virgin!
Below are some images from the resulting image-library and final images and artwork on the portfolio.
Team and Tools:
With Emma Tilley | Ashleigh Clarke | Augustin Chauvet | Hilary Foulds | Richard Schmidli | Liz Caity Mulvany | Jo Adcock | Xue Jun | Jeremiah Aloalii | David Hunterweild | Joel Bettesworth | Louise Bell | Marc Gebrayel | Kok Li Fern
Nikon D850 | 20mm | 35mm | 105mm | 58mm | 70-200mm Nikkors
LED tubes x6 | Profoto A1 x2 | 3 & 2 foot shoot through umbrella
Pre-Colored and tethered on Capture One | Retouched on Photoshop CC