An Internship in Samburu – Meeting a Super Model

An Internship in Samburu – Meeting a Super Model

Had I been asked to look forward a year ago, living in the Kenyan bush with a supermodel, her family and the crew of Glamour US magazine is not the answer I’d have given. But that’s exactly how, in the middle of wild Samburu, an adrenaline fuelled, action packed, calm yet chaotic week of March turned out to be.                                         Watching how photographer Nathaniel Goldberg and his dedicated team planned, shot and pulled together a collection of eclectic photographs was fascinating; seeing how the Glamour team worked endlessly, individually and as a whole, to make sure every single detail was as it should be was an insightful sneak peak into the incredibly precise world of fashion journalism. Then all coming together to dine beneath the stars at the end of each day was just a little surreal, a little magical and somewhat memorable.   Doutzen Kroes, a true professional, took life in the bush in her stride. Elephant Watch Camp was alive with both the buzz of the natural world and with the photo-shoot, and her beautiful family was a joy to be around. Whilst all involved thrived on the novelty of such a glamorous shoot in the middle of the bush, the wild still remained truly wild: scorpions still ascended tent walls, the wildlife still chose where and when they’d be – and if they were to be spotted – and a model on foot with only a tree between her and entire herd of wild elephants had to be taken seriously,...
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