Creative Director: Rockwell Harwood
Contributing Photo Editor: Ashley Horne
Photographer: Christopher Griffith
Heidi: Of course the fish was dead. Was there anything challenging about that shoot for you? How did you get the fish to model for you?
Christopher: All this stuff got shipped to my studio in NYC 2 days prior to the shoot so storage is always entertaining, not to mention the smell.
The shoot was to be “whole” fish and the and then the Escolar arrived filleted because it grows to 6ft in length and it was impossible to get a whole fish shipped.
I refused to shoot fillets because they looked really dull but the skin was like leather and was great as a full page.
The adjoining image required impaling the poor creature head to foot with 1/2 inch armature wire, to facilitate the curve. Then glycerol on the skin to retain the sheen.