GERMANY ISSUE 679 Dec 2017

WE-SHOOT-IT Frankfurt - Munich photographers

The VW Amarok is a real all-rounder of the Volkswagen Group and as such, just the right object for the new personal spread by WE! Shoot It duo Thomas von Salomon and Michael Compensis.

With the 'Country' special model, the two embarked on a virtual ride through rough terrain. But while the car was staged using CGI in collaboration with NPIXO, it did indeed get quite rough for the two photographers. During the backplate shoot using their own sphere-camera in Tenerife and in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, they climbed up volcanoes, drove through jungle, and stood in icy-cold mountain stream water. Using a drone, they overflew alpine passes supported by Max von Eicken. The result is a personal spread which could not be any more varied.

For their on-going personal project 'Falling Waters', Thomas and Michael also used a drone - but in a very different way. Instead of hanging a camera on the drone, they installed a very strong light source and with a static mounted camera created some very artificial light paintings in nature.

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