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Stihl Calendar Production in Cape Town

23 February 2015, by Sebastian Prinz

Prinz is looking forward to welcoming Stihl back to Cape Town in early March. Here we share some stunning images from their 2015 calendar, shot in and around Cape Town by photographer Russell James.

Sebastian Prinz tells us more about the production:

Every year Stihl brings out their much anticipated annual calendar. Stihl expects nothing but the best, working with world renowned photographers across the globe, and of course the best in production. Prinz Productions have again been tasked to facilitate the 2016 shoot which will take place at the beginning of March in Cape Town.

Last year we got to work with Australian-born fine art photographer, Russell James. Russell’s images have become synonymous with provocative, unique perspectives of many of the most prominent people of our time in the worlds of entertainment, fashion and beauty. Russell was awarded the Hasselblad Masters Award, and in 2009 Russell joined the prestigious ranks of Irving Penn and Helmut Newton as a resident artist of Camera Work, the world’s leading gallery for contemporary photography and vintage master works.

This year we’re very excited to be working with Esther Haase, Germany’s most esteemed fashion photographer. We are looking forward to working with Esther and welcoming the team back to Cape Town.


Our Production Manager Gary Hirson shares his perspective, and some behind the scenes glimpses of last year's shoot :

Working on the Stihl calendar production as the PM was an experience not easily forgotten.

The size of the crew-both local and international, along with the scale of each set and the time needed to set up, meant that there was never a dull moment logistically.

The total job was able to run extremely smoothly due to the professionalism of all concerned, a very relaxed and understanding client, and a photographer who was just on another level when it came to visual creativity and communicating exactly what was needed. I look forward to the upcoming shoot with Stihl.



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