Edwin Land, the pioneer of Polaroid and inventor of the Polaroid camera said,
"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail"
When I was asked to photograph meditation guru and author Oliver with German belly dancing girlfriend I devised a fairytale.
Oliver was under the spell of a wicked witch asleep on the studio floor for one hundred years. I asked Nadine to break the spell by doing a magical dance around the sleeping prince.
Nadine performed her spell-breakling dance with absolute beauty and flair as I climbed to the top of a two metre ladder and shot the sequence. The 'prince' awoke and I took this shot.
post script: Several months later I was invited to Oliver and Nadine's engagement party. To my delight and the surprise of the invited guests they unveiled a one metre high image of the German fairytale.