Since November 2021 I am part of the great team of the photographer MOJA and I am involved in his unique photo productions as a freelance assistant.
I am proud to say that in the meantime, I am working as the Head of Lighting for MOJA and can be part of his insanely talented and friendly team.
MOJA is a well-known photographer based in Luxembourg who regularly plans, produces and shoots fascinating photoshoots in his studio in Luxembourg, but also especially abroad. You can find more details here on his website:
MY WORK FOR MOJA
OVERVIEW OF MY TASKS FOR MOJA SO FAR
Here is a small overview of the projects I have already worked on for MOJA. I have worked as an
assistant, photographer and also as Head of Lighting.
PROJECTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD
Photographer during the Event
"Trophées Francophones du Cinéma",
assistant at the photoshoot "AUG"
Head of Lighting at the photoshoot
"Sicily, Woman and Cinema"
12 locations, 12 shooting days, 12 movies
Photographer of the Priceless
Mastercard Terrace at the
Festival de Cannes, 76 Edition
In November 2021, I travelled abroad for the first time with MOJA and its team. My first trip went directly to Rwanda in Africa, more precisely, to Kigali.
MOJA / Absolute Blue have been organising the
annual event "Trophées Francophones du Cinéma" in always different countries for already a long time. During the recording, I took the photos of the event, which are now used for the event's website and on their social media. Link to the official website:
During our time in Rwanda, MOJA also organised a photoshoot. The photos for this project are fashion photos for a designer and were taken both digitally and analogue. The results can be seen on MOJA's website.
Besides the shooting days for this project, MOJA also took a photo at night on Kivu Lake.
The backstage video can be seen here on YouTube:
"Sicily, Women and Cinema": a journey focusing on cinema, women and the wonders of Sicily; photographed through the lens of photographer MOJA.
MOJA places the female characters from 12 movies in a powerful position, telling their side of the story, empowering them and using the location as a narrative element, carefully chosen in accordance with the story. He photographically transforms them from object to subject.
THE TEAM IN SICILY
MOJA's international team consisted of 28 people only on site. I worked as the Head of Lighting on this project and led a group of 3 other lighting assistants. Together we made sure that the right light was set up exactly the way photographer MOJA wanted the set. During the shoots we were often controlling more than 10 flashes at the same time. In total, we were in Sicily for 12 days, shooting at a new stunning location every day! Whether the set was by the sea, it was raining or we had to carry all the equipment by foot to an abandoned town, there were no limits with this team!
Here's a little glimpse of one of our lighting setups and the great vibe on location!
Feel free to check out my Instagram highlights to see more exciting Behind the Scenes of the other sets.
FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2022
In May 2022, I travelled to France with MOJA / Absolute Blue and the rest of the team to the Festival de Cannes.
During the 12 days of the Festival de Cannes, I worked as the photographer for the Priceless Mastercard Terrace, and took the portraits of all the Mastercard guests while they enjoyed their cocktail on the terrace before they walked the famous red carpet afterwards.
My workplace was therefore right in front of the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic, in the heart of the festival.