Bergdorf Goodman Photoshoot
Bergdorf Goodman, Dec 2011
US department store Bergdorf Goodman travelled to Cambodia for a major fashion shoot in late-2011 for leading international brands such as Armani and Gucci. The main team spent 10 days in-country and used a mix of three different crews. On their three-day shoot in Phnom Penh, the main US crew were supported by a French technical crew led by well known photographer Arnaud Pyvka. Locations included the Royal University of Phnom Penh, old colonial-era buildings, some typical local markets. The Royal Palace is usually a sensitive location to arrange filming permission due to its continuing role as a royal residence, but Hanuman has the right connections to make it happen.
The US crew then transferred to Siem Reap to be met by their second technical crew from the UK with photographer Jacob Sutton. The team shot at various Angkor temples including Ta Prohm, Pre Rup and Bayon from their base at the luxurious Amansara. This elegant retreat has already played host to Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt, as well as legendary Rolling Stone Sir Mick Jagger. Overall the shoot was a great success and these iconic images from Phnom Penh and the temples of Angkor will be adorning billboards and fashion spreads in the coming months as the new collections are unveiled.
Locations: Kandal Market, Royal University, Royal Palace, Ta Prohm, Pre Rup, Bayon, Angkor Thom
Talent: French photographer Arnaud Pyvka, British photographer Jacob Sutton, model Armando Cabral, model Peter Bruder