This might be a length post, so I might break it down into separate entries, for those who aren't interested in reading and prefer visuals, do head over to my Facebook page over here for the photos.
Sometime in May this year, I was asked to shoot the Asia Edition of Liqui Moly's Calendar, they usually two versions a year. One for European and US Market and one for Asia. It was by no far a small project. in about 2 months time. My team and I had to finalize 13 models and 13 vehicles and 4 different locations for each day that was large enough to house these vehicles.
Some of the casting shots of the selected girls. We held 2 castings in total which is pretty decent, considering we had to select 13 girls in total.
Some of the Vehicles for the shoot, which some had to changed last min.
I wished I had taken photos of the days we spent poured over the dining table at my creative director's house. We spent most of our days there finalising details or out sourcing for wardrobe.
Location sourcing was tough as well. We had in mind that we wanted to do an iconic shot with Singapore's skyline in the background. Finding such a place that could allow us to shoot and place the vehicles was different. Initially we wanted to do it on the Floating Platform where National Day was held as it was right in the centre of MBS and CBD. Our shoot was between 28-31 July. It was proving hard since National Day was so near and they were holding rehearsals. We didn't hear back for the space, with the dates drawing nearer, we had to quickly look for other alternatives.
My Producer suggested the carpark in the last photo but I wasn't keen on having the ledges, and the flags. We decided to head out around MBS area by foot and try out luck to see if we could locate a Carpark within the area that offered great views. We were about to call it a day till we walked passed the street of road from the Helix towards Esplande, then it hit me. This would be an amazing spot. Let's try and see if we could get this space. Luck was on our side and we managed to secure it.
All that was left was to finalised the call times of the Models and vehicles. We initially planned full days for the shoot but were only informed at a later date that we are only able to get the vehicles for 4 hour slots on some days. It was a really tight time crush. But I'll speak about this more in the following posts.