The 15-minute gondola ride up from heart of Aspen to the Sundeck restaurant at the peak of Aspen Mountain offers many an opportunity to look back down at the celebrated old mining town below. We had Victoria’s Secret model Josie Canseco in town for a shoot and we wondered whether we could work a picture from inside one of the gondola cars. It was always going to be tight, but we had some decent wide-angle lenses with us. My plan was to be playful and the ski goggled service dog was a useful extra. (Only service dogs are allowed up the mountain in the winter). I knew most of the images would not work but we were only really looking for one with the model and dog in unity and the signage on the gondolas going down the mountain pinpointing our exact location. Josie is a mainstay for us as we travel across America. She is up for most ideas and importantly gets on well with all our crew. The camera, of course, also loves her, as shown by this photograph at 11,000 ft up above the most famous ski resort in the world.