With more than thirty years experience, Peter Hebeisen has proven to be a versatile advertising photographer and an accomplished artist. He lives and works in Zurich and Paris. His penchant for experimentation with new techniques is ever evolving. In his advertising work he covers a wide spectrum from advertising, portraits, animals, interiors to aerial photography.
His work is equally strong conceptually as well as technically. He works on projects all over the world. Over the years he has mentored many younger photographers.
The Elephant project with the Circus KNIE was carefully organised and planned. The special interest in the group photo is that it shows three generations of elephants together for the first time in a Swiss Zoo. For this spectacular shoot Peter Hebeisen had to set-up an incredible amount of broncolor equipment.
Short interview with Peter Hebeisen:
Peter, which equipment from broncolor did you use for this shoot?
Power packs: 5x Scoro A4, 3200 Ws, 2x Scoro 3200 E , 3200 Ws, 2x Verso A4, 2400 Ws,
Lamps: 12x Pulso G4, 1x Pulso G4 Twin
Light Shapers: 1x Para 330 FB, 2x Para 220 FB
Reflectors: 10x P70
I am broncolor user since 27 years, exactly from the day I was independent.
Why in fact you choosed broncolor? Is there any special reason or advantage?
Fast flash duration, reliability and fast recycling time.
Can you tell us something about the light set-up?
The light set-up had to be done in a way, that the elephants could move freely in an area of 16 m.
Any special challenge during the shoot? Pressure of time? Location problems? Difficulties in connection with the Elephants?
The animals had to be relaxed and not stressed, we prepaired everything weeks in advance and luckely the animals were calm and fine with the shoot.
Peter Hebeisen: www.peterhebeisen.com
Producer of Making Of Video: www.moduleplus.ch