“Amanda is a good friend from Australia and last weekend while attending a BBQ, I happened to have my medium format camera, the bikini, and my beautiful friend Adriana Canals with me.” tells us photographer Ben Everden who perfectly highlighted the beautiful Kobu piece in this spontaneous shooting. “Shooting at a friend’s Balinese-inspired canal front property in Key Biscayne was the way this was meant to happen.”
I wanted my images to project carefree summer moments, running barefoot, getting the feeling that the time has stopped, and the only thing left to do is just enjoy summer, enjoy what this island and nature is so generously offering. The fact that I got to be the photographer, the model, and the editor all at the same time is what fascinates me most about self-portrait photography, plus the fact that nobody captures me the way I want.
Toronto and Miami based photographer Daniel Cruz shares another wonderful series with us. This time he teamed up with beautiful muse Sarah Caamano of Elite Model Management Toronto. “Shooting by the beach came very naturally to me and Sarah. We both come from Latin backgrounds so it was nice to be able to enjoy a hot summer day in Toronto by the water and imagine we were on some tropical island off the coast of Colombia.”
We’ve only just seen Marina of Select Model London recently but it looks like we can’t get enough of her! This time we hear from her in these quick-fire questions which are accompanied by a lovely set of portrait images all shot on film and unedited.
We are always happy to welcome someone to our site. A big hello to Barcelona based photographer Enric Fradera who teamed up with model Nuria Oliu, stylist Alisa Varfolemeeva and make-up artist Marta Pequerul to create a classic, fashionable summer series. “Forgotten Summer is a tribute to this fleeting summer, where we have been able to recover a bit of the joyful and vital spirit of the summers past before the pandemic.”
How time flies! We had a series with natural beauty Eva Biechy 5 years ago. And we are happy to show you something new. This time she teamed up with photographer Federico Guendel to spend a leisurely afternoon. “Some sun tanning in a Parisian park, followed by a bike ride home, a cold shower and some lounging in the late afternoon.” I guess that’s the magic of a perfect day.
We love rooftops. In each city there are those places, hidden from below when walking the streets, and a whole new world opening up when entering them. Photo shootings on them therefore always have this special charme with the city only being vaguely perceptible. In this session that took place in Barcelona, photographer Ion Jairo and model Megan V, who is with Bento Models, they were aiming to show the beauty and freshness of naturalness.
They sailed and lived for today. Glinty seaside water all around them, the skin warmed up by the rays of sun. Stretching their bodies towards the light, plunging into the turquoise water. “This is a story of women of the sea, sisterhood, sorcerers, a coven, a band of pirates, exploring, capturing, and celebrating life and the sea.”
“I really wanted to capture Marina Nery in the beautiful and historic loud parts of the city of London.” tells us photographer Cara Poyntz. And our heart jumps with joy when seeing all those typical London monuments and feeling the special vibe of the city. “The London Eye, red buses, The River Thames, London Bridge, all of these aspects that give you London today for people visiting, but shot on film to really give you that nostalgia that London will always emit.
“For more than a year, during a time when most of the world was going through the biggest crisis in a very long time, I had the luck and privilege to be accepted and given refuge by the amazing people of Bali and Indonesia.” tells us Martin Jovcheski.
Ray Litsala hasn´t been out of France since March 2020. “And finally, last week I went to the Netherlands. Just one day in Rotterdam, because I’m too busy. But I said to myself “never mind, go!” I met a friend and we spent the day doing just simple things. Enjoying the simple things with nice people are always precious moments.
“We studied in the same city two years ago but she went to Brazil and I stayed here in Spain.” tells us Pablo Gil about his new series starring beauty Victoria Basseto. “This summer, 2 years later we finally met again in Ibiza for a week. Victoria was on vacation in a beautiful villa close to the mediterranean sea and she loves fruit for breakfast.”
We shot the series on a warm summer’s evening at Blagdon Lake in Somerset, UK. I’d wanted to shoot there for a while but not found the right project until now. Foxey approached me with the idea of portraying the archetypes of one of the zodiac signs. In astrology, the water signs symbolise emotions, cleansing, healing, and the art of letting go. Each sign have their own energetic strengths and these photos aim to convey that.
Sometimes it doesn’t take more than getting into a car. To drive somewhere. No destination. No time limit. Just away. On the road with Léa Aznar photographed by Yannis Nivault.
Somewhere to fill our lungs. Somewhere to push limits and testing dangerous waters. Somewhere where we can be a bit tipsy, laying on the ground on a mild summer night, connecting with earth’s core and the open, limitless sky. Some stranger laying next to us, philosophizing about the pleasures of life. We will run and climb and dance on the highest rooftops while all we do is wishing for this moment to never end.