The Czech Republic
hides a lot of uncomfortably creepy scenery behind its seemingly benign borders—foreboding Gothic castles overlooking steaming, toxic factories, acres of dilapidated warehouses, haunts of communism’s indelible past combined with raw, unrestricted natural beauty. It’s untapped.
So, Erik Irmisch and I hunted to find this particularly harrowing backdrop of chiseled faces. Anything goes in the Czech Republic so we erected a kicker and found the right foliage to frame this ominous shot. We spent an entire day on location before driving two-and-a-half hours through eerie mist only to undergo everything again at first light. Thankfully, Irmisch is always down and he nailed it right as the sun’s early rays started firing.