THE CREATION OF THIS SERIES
All photos were taken under real conditions in four Finnish saunas around the Baltic Sea city of Rauma in the southwest of the country. At least at 65 degrees Celsius, sometimes even over 80! High humidity. Steam. The camera, the photographer and the flash were exposed to the same extreme conditions as the photographed. All participants were asked individually to take a seat at a prepared spot and then be photographed there.
Almost 30 people showed their sweat beads, most of them having been informed of the idea in advance. Some came by chance and spontaneously participated. People and technology survived the shooting without damage.
Before leaving for Finland, two extensive experiments had been carried out to determine whether and how the idea actually could be implemented in terms of technology and health. Important finding: It is indeed possible to endure a sauna photo shooting session in Finland, on the sauna floor. And: ice-cold Baltic Sea-water is sooo good!
The Making-of Video
Last, but not least!
PHOTOGRAPHED IN FEBRUARY 2020 near Rauma/Finland by the german photographer
(All Pictures from this Series, some alternatives and an PDF you will find here).
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Very friendly and professional organized by the powerful
(who also captured the thougths in the Löyly.)
Pictures powerful edited by
Thank you very, very much!
to all the superious Models for their friendly support!
Special thanks to Puusaun, Lappi/ Narvi Järvi, Lahenvainio Rantasauna at the Kaljasjärvi
and to Enzo Forciniti and Thomas Rötting for their professional checkups before my travel to the north!