For part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50th Anniversary Edition, Kate Upton and a crew of photographers were invited into the Zero Gravity chamber. The Zero Gravity chamber, as its name indicates, is a tube which, when activated, creates zero gravity. The chamber simulates the same effect astronauts experience when in space–only this time with a scantily clad super model floating around:
In the next video, the focus is more on Upton and less on the photographers, but it still offers some interesting behind the scenes footage from the model’s perspective:
To get the shots, the photographers and assistants were subject to zero gravity as well, making it particularly difficult to get good shots. The assistants, some of whom were tethered down, were often times responsible for holding the photographers steady while they worked.