Behind the scenes of Michael Muller’s underwater cover shoot with surfer Josh Mohr (video)

For its August issue, Outside magazine produced a series of stories packaged as “The Apocalypse Handbook,” with pro surfer Josh Mohr pictured on the cover in a debris-strewn underwater “must-escape” setting.

The photo is by Michael Muller, who was working with $250,000 worth of camera equipment, including ProFoto underwater flash heads that he designed. The shoot took place at Fantasy II in Sun Valley, California, which has an 850,ooo-plus-gallon water-tank filming facility.

Michael worked with Outside creative director Hannah McCaughey and photo editor Amy Feitelberg. The producer was Kate Amengual of Producit.

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Josh Mohr. Photo by Michael Muller for Outside magazine, August 2011.

Josh Mohr. Photo by Michael Muller for Outside.

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The magazine also produced a behind-the-scenes video of Michael and Josh shooting the cover. Click on the still below to have a look.

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A still from the behind-the-scenes video. Click to view.

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One Comment

  1. Posted 10/20/2011 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Great, love the making of.


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