Shooting at the highest point of Switzerland
Updated: Jul 3, 2019
As you know, I used to work partly as a makeup artist for many years but changed my path fully to photography and cinematography. In summer 2018 I was asked to collaborate as a makeup artist on shooting for Ina Kess, sportswear brand in Switzerland. They had this wonderful idea to shoot the whole collection on The Matterhorn Mountain in Switzerland, Zermatt. I just couldn't say no. It was a funny trip cause we had to pack our winter clothes and went to the snow paradise while others were cooling down in swimming pools.
When you go on a project like this, the most important part is to plan every possible detail you can.
When something goes wrong, there is no other way you can solve it than with things you have. I didn't even have a signal on my phone, so if we needed something, you gotta help yourself out. So if you are shooting in dangerous or unusual places, always have first aid kit, enough clothes, water and food with you. Even in small production, you need to think of it.
Oh and don't forget to use sunscreen cause we ended up with burned skin. Yep, there is always something to learn ;-) We were only a few people and some other hands were definitely missing. Everyone in team had their job but there were times when we needed someone who could help us with equipment, watch our stuff etc. You can't always have enough people, cause budgets are limited but if you can, take an assistant even though they will just stand by a half of the time. Their work in the other half is really helpful.
If you want comfortable yet elegant wear, go to check out Ina Kess website www.inakess.ch.
And If you have a chance to visit Zermatt, definitely do it. It's one of the most amazing places I have ever seen and been to.
Thank you for reading and sharing <3