Another adventure with multiple light conditions while on the road for weeks. ghost LED was the companion of our founder Eleonora during the backstage shooting of the documentary « a land shaped by women » by Anne-Flore Marxer & Aline Bock in Iceland. As you can imagine space being an issue, van life with few charging sockets and a tough environment makes a photo assignment even more fun. Blessed enough to see the northern lights during a magic night they had the chance to test our light to the extreme. Here below a RAW file that portraits Aline with a breathtaking Icelandic skyline.
A documentary such as this one requires multiple types of images, these include backstage, portraiture, action, landscape, sports and lifestyle. As much as possible natural lightning was the favourite one for Eleonora during this trip due to the documentary style of the movie, but in certain situations, an extra punch resulted ideal. Here below another shot where ghost LED was placed in the van behind the book on the left and set in continuous mode.
About the documentary « a land shaped by women »
Anne-Flore Marxer (SUI/FRA) and Aline Bock (GER) are honoured to announce the release of their latest film project « a land shaped by women » premiering at film festivals and touring across Europe this fall. The movie is an inspirational depiction of their journey across Iceland, where the two Freeride World Champions explore the country in a van through the adventure sports they are passionate about: snowboarding and surfing. On the road, they meet inspirational Icelandic women to understand their mindset of living in a country with a rich history in gender equality. As their travel unfolds, playing in the mountains, in the waves or under the spectacular northern lights, they introduce viewers to the iconic Icelandic women they met along the way. The movie is empowering women and bringing a feminine narrative to the outdoor practice, it brings gender equality to the front of the debate. Anne-Flore adds: “We wanted to bask in the positive vibes of the Icelandic women’s movement and inspire to embrace a new mindset to a different kind of adventure!”
About the protagonists: Gender equality has a long history and a special status in Iceland. As professional snowboarders who’ve fought hard for gender parity in a male-dominated sport throughout their careers, Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock wanted to dig deeper into Icelandic women’s mindset while combining it with their love for the mountains and the waves. Anne-Flore and Aline talk about the women they met: „The Icelandic women we met are highly empowering. As soon as we arrived we had the chance to meet Katrin Oddsdóttir, a human rights lawyer who took part in writing Iceland’s new constitution.
About Iceland: Iceland has long held the nuance of the most beautiful landscapes, the perfect playground for split boarding through the mountains, incredible surf sessions in the cold water and hiking under the most spectacular northern lights. The country has led an important role in the modern history of equal rights, being the first country in the world to elect a female president on universal suffrage. Iceland ranks first in the United Nation’s gender equality index and has done so nine years consecutively. « a land shaped by women »
Check HERE for all the Movie Tour Dates. Additionally the movie will screen at various film festivals, among them the Cine Mar Movie Tour, the Freeride Film Festival and Winter Film Festival in Les Arcs, France amongst others. « a land shaped by women » has also been officially selected for the 10th Annual Lady Filmmakers Festival taking place in Beverly Hills, CA end of September. The festival is dedicated to celebrating women filmmakers and aims to promote strong female lead driven content. It will be a great honour for Anne-Flore to go present her first film straight to Hollywood! « a land shaped by women » has also been selected for the Film Festival Graz/Austria. The very first festival premiere happened last weekend at the St. Anton Film Festival, where Anne-Flore and Aline took home the jury voted “Best Film” award.