The idea of shooting in zero gravity must be one that is appealing to many portrait and fashion photographers. For photographer Reiko Wakai, it was a dream come true. She won Wix’s “Capture Your Dream Photo” contest and got the chance to go and actually do it.
Reiko specialises in fashion photography. But much of it comes with a bit of a twist. So, shooting in a plane flying in a parabolic pattern to simulate zero gravity probably doesn’t seem all that weird. To even just experience zero gravity is a dream for many people out there. But to be able to do it while following your passion must be something else.
Each period of weightlessness lasted for around 30 seconds. And they experienced that 15 times. So, she had around seven and a half minutes to capture her perfect shot. Looking at Reiko’s website, she managed to come away with far more than just the one.
Along with Wix, the shoot was made possible with the help of the team at ZERO-G, and model Stav Strashko. It looks like it was a fantastic success. Well done Reiko, and all those involved. Great results, and looks like it was a whole lot of fun, too!