Forums > General Industry > Models body starts to shut down,Antarctica shoot

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Raven Photography

Posts: 2547

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kate Upton was sent to Antarctica for a bikini shoot for Sports Illustrated and on coming home her body started shutting down due to reportedly -45 degree's temperature. She started losing her eyesight and her hearing.

http://grazia.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx? … ments=true

Can you imagine the cost taking a model to Antarctica plus the scare of this happening to her ?

They had to have photo shopped her goose bumps out surely.

Feb 12 13 10:21 pm Link

Photographer

Patrick Walberg

Posts: 43478

Salinas, California, US

The things models will do for the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition!  yikes

The Antarctica???  I would never ask a model to wear a bikini in the an environment where she could get frostbite!  That is too high a price to pay, and the images could easily be photo shopped to look like those that were shot.  That's crazy!!!

Feb 12 13 10:29 pm Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36284

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

HOW FUCKING STUPID!... save thousands of dollars... a death defying trip and some major model suffering and just photoshop in the background.  If a good enough job is done... nobody's gonna know... roll... tongue

Feb 12 13 10:33 pm Link

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You Can Call Me Pierre

Posts: 774

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

A load of publicity BS. Kettela's team would have a medic or a qualified first responder to monitor for signs of hypothermia in that environment.

Feb 12 13 10:34 pm Link

Photographer

Raven Photography

Posts: 2547

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Patrick Walberg wrote:
The things models will do for the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition!  yikes

The Antarctica???  I would never ask a model to wear a bikini in the an environment where she could get frostbite!  That is too high a price to pay, and the images could easily be photo shopped to look like those that were shot.  That's crazy!!!

I wouldn't ask a model to wear a bikini in such freezing temperature's either. I'd be worried about the model dying of Pneumonia.

Looking at the images you would wonder if they were photo shopped in.

Feb 12 13 10:39 pm Link

Photographer

Raven Photography

Posts: 2547

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Select Models wrote:
HOW FUCKING STUPID!... save thousands of dollars... a death defying trip and some major model suffering and just photoshop in the background.  If a good enough job is done... nobody's gonna know... roll... tongue

A death defying trip is right.

Feb 12 13 10:40 pm Link

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Imageri by Tim Davis

Posts: 1431

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Select Models wrote:
HOW FUCKING STUPID!... save thousands of dollars... a death defying trip and some major model suffering and just photoshop in the background.  If a good enough job is done... nobody's gonna know... roll... tongue

That is not true, and you know this.

Feb 12 13 10:41 pm Link

Photographer

Raven Photography

Posts: 2547

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

gl-amour wrote:
A load of publicity BS. Kettela's team would have a medic or a qualified first responder to monitor for signs of hypothermia in that environment.

Yeh, I didn't think of that. They would need a full medical team with them and a fully equipped medical unit.

Feb 12 13 10:41 pm Link

Photographer

K E E L I N G

Posts: 39863

Peoria, Illinois, US

gl-amour wrote:
A load of publicity BS. Kettela's team would have a medic or a qualified first responder to monitor for signs of hypothermia in that environment.

Yep, there were so many people on that boat they barely had room for the model and photographer.  Sports Illustrated isn't going to just send some dude to the Antarctic in a dingy with one of the top models on the planet.

She's just fine.

Feb 12 13 10:50 pm Link

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Patrick Walberg

Posts: 43478

Salinas, California, US

Imageri by Tim Davis wrote:

That is not true, and you know this.

It's NOT necessary.  It hardly makes a difference to most people, and I doubt that the majority of the general public would ever know unless it were leaked.  However, it's the publicity that counts.  Many stupid things are done for publicity!

Feb 13 13 12:19 am Link

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angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

As I stated before in one of these threads re: shooting in freezing temperatures - it's shock value and very dangerous even to be out in sub-30 degree weather like this, never mind sub-zero.  If they wanted a shot of a model in a bikini in the snow, the shoot could have been done anywhere there is snow, they chose this particular place purely for shock value.

For many, the natural tendency when we feel uncomfortable is to get quiet and shut down, only making things worse.  For anyone who is thinking about shooting outside in freezing temperatures (nevermind Antarctica) they need to make sure they're communicating openly and loudly about how they're feeling and if/when they need breaks.

Feb 13 13 04:42 am Link

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Little Ginger Lamb

Posts: 62

Atlanta, Georgia, US

The problem is, you can find similar landscape in areas that aren't Antartica. I know Iceland isn't WARM, but it's certainly warmer than -45. You could certainly get similar shots in parts of Iceland.

Feb 13 13 04:54 am Link

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KMP

Posts: 4834

Houston, Texas, US

Select Models wrote:
HOW FUCKING STUPID!... save thousands of dollars... a death defying trip and some major model suffering and just photoshop in the background.  If a good enough job is done... nobody's gonna know... roll... tongue

True..but don't think for a second that it wouldn't get out that she was shot in a comfy studio.. instead of out in the elements.....

Hopefully she got Hazard Pay  wink

Apparently we can't view the video in the US?

Feb 13 13 05:19 am Link

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Imageri by Tim Davis

Posts: 1431

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Patrick Walberg wrote:

It's NOT necessary.  It hardly makes a difference to most people, and I doubt that the majority of the general public would ever know unless it were leaked.  However, it's the publicity that counts.  Many stupid things are done for publicity!

I never said it was necessary did I? But she knew the hazards and could have said no.

Feb 13 13 05:49 am Link

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Imageri by Tim Davis

Posts: 1431

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Feb 13 13 05:57 am Link

Photographer

JimBobLc

Posts: 199

Martinsburg, West Virginia, US

Who knows how her health was actually affected. It could just be part of the publicity for her to claim her 'body was shutting down' which is actually very subjective. Many tourists experience a similar 'shut down' even in warm locations like Mexico (yes they also usually involve too much tequila). Doesn't really sound like the experiences of someone facing death from the elements. And I doubt she really had frostbite where her toes turned black and had to be cut off. She probably just had some wind burn and an active imagination.

Feb 13 13 07:23 am Link

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MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Let me assure you. It was not a -45 degree day. On a -45 degree day every breath looks like a cloud and ice builds up on the eyelashes. Exposed skin turns white and blueish in a minute, starting from your hands. Your nose starts running very quickly.  You start shivering in 30 seconds if you don't wear stuff. At -45 degree mechanical stuff start breaking up.  At -45 degrees life slows down, even in the North.

My guesstimate is for   around freezing mark. with sun that gives you fair amount of warmth; wet rocks on the beach, spring looking melt of the snow at the beach etc. and the rest is propaganda.

I cancelled a shoot with well weathered Canadians at -20 C (-10F). What the crew was wearing is irrelevant - that's what you are given as part of Antarctic "cruise" and what you feel like wearing if you just flew from 80,90,100 degree weather.

Feb 13 13 08:04 am Link

Photographer

Star

Posts: 17966

Los Angeles, California, US

Raven Photography wrote:
Kate Upton was sent to Antarctica for a bikini shoot for Sports Illustrated and on coming home her body started shutting down due to reportedly -45 degree's temperature. She started losing her eyesight and her hearing.

http://grazia.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx? … ments=true

Can you imagine the cost taking a model to Antarctica plus the scare of this happening to her ?

They had to have photo shopped her goose bumps out surely.

all that work and it looks photoshopped to death. I literally thought they had placed background behind her

Feb 13 13 08:11 am Link

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Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54153

Buena Park, California, US

Patrick Walberg wrote:
The things models will do for the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition!  yikes

The Antarctica???  I would never ask a model to wear a bikini in the an environment where she could get frostbite!  That is too high a price to pay, and the images could easily be photo shopped to look like those that were shot.  That's crazy!!!

I appreciate that some businesses still see a legitimacy to a location shoot rather than faking it.

Feb 13 13 08:13 am Link

Photographer

Star

Posts: 17966

Los Angeles, California, US

Christopher Hartman wrote:

I appreciate that some businesses still see a legitimacy to a location shoot rather than faking it.

now if only they could have gotten some good photos.

Feb 13 13 08:15 am Link

Photographer

Model Art Photo

Posts: 637

Monterey, California, US

Good Lord, people complain about +55°F here.  No matter how you slice it, somebody will always be cold!

Feb 13 13 08:18 am Link

Photographer

Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54153

Buena Park, California, US

Star wrote:

now if only they could have gotten some good photos.

I like the cover shot.  The last one...I'm wondering if they cropped her feet off because she's wearing boots they didn't like.  And I'm wondering if the exposure on her was off because she's got this glow around her legs from the background.  I've seen that when I try to preserve background exposure while correcting foreground elements.

Feb 13 13 08:23 am Link

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the lonely photographer

Posts: 1947

Beverly Hills, California, US

I had a shoot with a model in Wrightwood CA,  that modeled in a cocktail dress   in the snow. Well the sun was out keeping her warm although the air temp was in the 20's.  One of these days I'll get to posting it in my portfolio.  Antartica is stupid cold.

Feb 13 13 08:33 am Link

Photographer

Star

Posts: 17966

Los Angeles, California, US

Christopher Hartman wrote:
I like the cover shot.  The last one...I'm wondering if they cropped her feet off because she's wearing boots they didn't like.  And I'm wondering if the exposure on her was off because she's got this glow around her legs from the background.  I've seen that when I try to preserve background exposure while correcting foreground elements.

to me it looks like she was placed in the background. Nothing abut her is interacting, she seems cut and pasted in. The lighting does not match inany way. I have seen better jobs done with the model pasted into the backdrop.

What was the point of going all that way and not getting something like these (but with her in the "swimsuitisssue" style)

http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2010/04/20100415_snowsuit_560x375.jpg

sorry guys can't get it to load resized so just lcikcon the clink below

http://fashnberry.com/wp-content/upload … eine-1.jpg

I mean this was their environment

http://www.artbrewerphoto.com/data/photos/9_1Antarctica2.jpg


and the images they got were worse than top model bad

Feb 13 13 08:35 am Link

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Swank Photography

Posts: 19019

Big Pine Key, Florida, US

gl-amour wrote:
A load of publicity BS. Kettela's team would have a medic or a qualified first responder to monitor for signs of hypothermia in that environment.

This full stop.

Feb 13 13 08:38 am Link

Photographer

Light and Lens Studio

Posts: 2010

Sisters, Oregon, US

Select Models wrote:
HOW FUCKING STUPID!... save thousands of dollars... a death defying trip and some major model suffering and just photoshop in the background.  If a good enough job is done... nobody's gonna know... roll... tongue

This +1000

Common sense is dead in the real world.

Feb 13 13 08:39 am Link

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Star

Posts: 17966

Los Angeles, California, US

I hate the entire shoot so much

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2013_s … ton_5.html

it feels like the worst possible posing, lighting, god she looks like she is just blank in every way. If this was in ANTM we would be voting her off the show

Feb 13 13 08:49 am Link

Model

C A K E M I X

Posts: 873

Louth, England, United Kingdom

Star wrote:
I hate the entire shoot so much

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2013_s … ton_5.html

it feels like the worst possible posing, lighting, god she looks like she is just blank in every way. If this was in ANTM we would be voting her off the show

Agreed, half of them look composited and flat. What a great way to spend money..

Feb 13 13 09:00 am Link

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You Can Call Me Pierre

Posts: 774

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The derailment of this year's edition reminds me of the Pirelli 2013 calendar.  Both have fundamental flaws that don't adhere to the legacy of their respective brands: wherein SI is pushing the sale of its app and Pirelli is targeting a wider target audience.

Feb 13 13 09:02 am Link

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jesse paulk

Posts: 3712

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Star wrote:

now if only they could have gotten some good photos.

Feb 13 13 09:03 am Link

Photographer

eos3_300

Posts: 1574

Brooklyn, New York, US

I call BS on whole story
Frostbite
-45 below
PR nonsense to sell more mags

Feb 13 13 09:06 am Link

Model

Paige Morgan

Posts: 4060

New York, New York, US

Star wrote:

all that work and it looks photoshopped to death. I literally thought they had placed background behind her

It looked like photoshop to me as well. Glad I wasn't the only one.

Feb 13 13 09:08 am Link

Photographer

Star

Posts: 17966

Los Angeles, California, US

they were never vogue, but they used to have some beautiful images

and am the only one wondering why they can't get a suit that fits that poor girl?


http://rack.3.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzAyLzAxLzU1LzE5OTVzd2ltc3VpLjE2MDg2LmpwZw/c91da714/c4c/1995swimsuitissue.jpeg

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/swimsuit/image/2007/07_wtwr_04.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sICV689FtOU/TVdRV5l-POI/AAAAAAAAAkM/gCEbL-KmJ0o/s640/Heidi1998.jpg

http://assets.thehollywoodgossip.com/photos/full/heidi-klum-in-sports-illustrated.jpg

Feb 13 13 09:18 am Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4284

Los Angeles, California, US

I am dubious as to how much truth is involved with this story/images.

Feb 13 13 09:29 am Link

Photographer

Boreal Photography

Posts: 293

Geneva, Illinois, US

-45 and bikini? I don't think so, and I live up here in northern Minnesota USA where just a few weeks ago we had our typical -35F on the thermometer (-50F wind chill), so I know what that feels like and no fricken way can a model in a bikini be in that more than about 60 seconds, not without (and maybe they did this) several portable high BTU heaters blowing on her. At -35F you can toss a cup of hot coffee in the air and it falls as ice crystals, you can use a bananna as a hammer, car seats are like concrete, I live through that type of cold a couple of weeks a year where i live (because we have an air force airbase here, they even used my city to test the Air Force One helicopter to be sure it could function in extreme cold).

Feb 13 13 09:43 am Link

Model

Rachael Bueckert

Posts: 1122

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Wow that is so fake...theres a penguin hanging out in the second picture. Come on. NO wild penguin is gonna just stand there while theres 5 people talking, moving around, with big http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngflashing lights and softboxes and all that. All wildlife would be out of sight. Deffinately photoshopped. And she would be losing consciousness before she lost eyesight and hearing...your body doesnt shut down your senses to keep you warm during hypothermia. All of her limbs would be frozen numb before that happened, and im sure by that time they would be smart enough to start passively warming her...

Feb 13 13 12:59 pm Link

Model

Rachael Bueckert

Posts: 1122

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Randall_Oelerich wrote:
-45 and bikini? I don't think so, and I live up here in northern Minnesota USA where just a few weeks ago we had our typical -35F on the thermometer (-50F wind chill), so I know what that feels like and no fricken way can a model in a bikini be in that more than about 60 seconds, not without (and maybe they did this) several portable high BTU heaters blowing on her. At -35F you can toss a cup of hot coffee in the air and it falls as ice crystals, you can use a bananna as a hammer, car seats are like concrete, I live through that type of cold a couple of weeks a year where i live (because we have an air force airbase here, they even used my city to test the Air Force One helicopter to be sure it could function in extreme cold).

Ummm...what?!? -35F is only like -2Celsius....thats BARELY below freezing...no you would not be able to use a banana as a hammer or watch coffee frreze in the air lol. wow. Come to canada sometime where we get -40 CELSIUS...and ive actually thrown a pot of boiling water outside to see it turn into slush before it his the ground... -35f is tshirt weather lol come one!

Feb 13 13 01:06 pm Link

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MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Rachael Bueckert wrote:

Ummm...what?!? -35F is only like -2Celsius....thats BARELY below freezing...no you would not be able to use a banana as a hammer or watch coffee frreze in the air lol. wow. Come to canada sometime where we get -40 CELSIUS...and ive actually thrown a pot of boiling water outside to see it turn into slush before it his the ground... -35f is tshirt weather lol come one!

You got numbers wrong. -35F is -37C  (easy to remember -40 is -40). Duluth is not any warmer than our corner iof the world.

Feb 13 13 01:09 pm Link

Model

Rachael Bueckert

Posts: 1122

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Aaaa lol I messed up -35 for +35 -.-
You saw nothing!!

Feb 13 13 01:13 pm Link

Photographer

MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Rachael Bueckert wrote:
Aaaa lol I messed up -35 for +35 -.-
You saw nothing!!

Nope, only penguins in the background.

Feb 13 13 01:14 pm Link