Obviously, that was a top requirement! The agency really needed to be briefed so that the model would have absolutely no fear of dogs. I did a shoot with horses and the model was afraid of animals, a disaster. She was even afraid of ponies, for heaven’s sake! What we wanted also was a model with something special about her character, her look and something that commands respect if I can say that.
"What we wanted was a model with something special, something that commands respect!"
And we choose this beautiful model from the Fiji Islands who was very comfortable with dogs.
Can you describe the importance of details in such a project, especially on the accessories!
What worried me was the fact that we should keep the dogs on a leash. Yet, when speaking about “The Queen of Huskies,” you feel the sense of control that she has over her dogs, right? So I was afraid of losing control over the final feeling, that it might lose credibility. The worst is that for huskies in a pack, there are harnesses around their chests. So I had to explain my anxiety to the stylist, so that she would find me some normal leashes, especially ones that were beautiful to look at! And as if by magic, she showed up with the most beautiful leashes that I have ever seen in my life. So obviously, these leashes were worth a fortune, but it’s this kind of detail that allows the project to make a difference.