That being said, “Bigger Than Us” was no walk in the park.
“We took a nine-hour train ride to the Austrian Alps and we had to somehow carry this old Russian pilot suit to the top of one of those mountains there. The suit and helmet weighs about 35kg. We had huge hiking backpacks with us, my friend who is also the model, took the suit and I took the helmet and photo equipment with me. The ascent was really tough, but after 1600 metres in altitude we finally made it to the cabin. I was exhausted, but it was so worth it. The sun was setting and we really had an awesome view. The next day we created some very nice images.”
For shoots like these, David’s AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D is key, selected for its reliability and because it proves a great all-rounder.