Stern Magazine commissioned Braschler/Fischer to shoot female Gold Medal favorites of the 2012 Olympics. The story, published in this week’s Stern, helps mark a year in which more women are competing than ever before and all the participating nations are sending at least one female representative to the games. Over recent months, Braschler/Fischer have traveled to Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Monaco, Rome, and Leysin, to name a few, and worked with a portable studio that they set up on location to shoot these athletes.
While shooting in their popup studio, Braschler/Fischer noted that Hammer Thrower, Betty Heidler, couldn’t believe that she was asked to swing her hammer. She was very concerned that she would destroy their equipment. Valentina Vezzali, a fencer, thought it was next to impossible to catch her in a midair “flash attack” and was quite surprised when it worked after only a few tries.
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