The big show of European bodybuilding and fitness, FIBO, was even bigger this year with the addition of a woman's pro show attached to it. Ah, so many women, so little time. Alas, the power of the Euro to the Dollar was very helpful in keeping my excitement in check...otherwise I'd still be there shooting! I don't get across the Atlantic but once a year so Rowena and I decided to get a bit more ambitious with the shoot concepts. One of the shoots we dreamt up was to match Lisa Cross with Nicole Pfuetzenreuter.
Lisa plays a golden goddess sent into Essen, Germany to bump-off Teutonic tower of muscle Queenpin Nicole Pfuetzenreuter (well, more like bump and grind-off by the time the scene was finished). Our direction for Lisa and Nicole's characters was that "...you both have so much power running through your muscle bulging bodies that all you want to do is inflict pain and get off doing so". They replied "Is that all? Well, that won't be difficult for us to do." Now that's talent, folks! The photos here are from 'Contract on the Queenpin' now in the editing room. More on this shoot coming soon.
We also had a great shoot with Roberta Zarraron. Mass, mass and then more mass. Yup, you get a peanut in every bite when you are shooting a body like Roberta's.
As we go through the footage from Essen we will post more comments and pictures from the shoots including Oana and Rita Sargo's shower shoot. Perhaps I should have brought my water proof camera case for that one? You really have to get right into the action in order to do this stuff right, you know....