This year we have been spending a lot of time out on the eastern tip of Long Island, watching movies in the backyard with friends, having picnics on the beach, driving around windy country roads to farm stands in our 1982 Mercedes. One morning my creative partner in crime (Kelly) came in and said look at these! Everyone at Surf Lodge is wearing them and I want to paint a girl’s entire body like a warrior princess with them, do you want to shoot it? Obviously.
Part of fashion is looking at the culture around you, taking aspects of it, like trendy flash tattoos the girls in Montauk are rocking, and turning it into a fantasy, into a story that only lives in our minds yet is inspired by the world around us. It took Kelly 4 hours to adorn our fearless warrior Sofia before Ido took over with hair and makeup. With some amazing Issey Miyake pieces catching in the summer wind whipping around her body, we followed her into a world of golden goddesses…here is to the sparkling days of summer before the twinkling light washes away like flecks of gold foil.
Modeled by Sofia R. of Wilhelmina // Tattoos & Styling by Kelly Framel // Hair & Makeup by Ido Raphael // Clothing by Issey Miyake // Hinged Ring + Ear Cuff by Ippolita // Nail Rings by Bijules // Talon Earrings by Campbell
18 thoughts on “Flash Tattoos”
These are stunning. I love the way her eyebrows are brushed up and the way the gold tattoos bring out the feminine lines of her body. So artistic and striking!
Thanks Kate! She had such a beautiful feminine body, I loved it with the strength in her face! Our golden warrior!
These photos are really beautiful. Truly works of art. Love love love.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Stunning. That’s all I can say…
this is beautiful and amazing!!! <3
These are absolutely amazing photographs Jamie! The flecks of gold from the tattoos, the natural look with the makeup and hair, even the bold fabrics… every last detail is perfection!
Um….this entire editorial is simply outstanding!! Is it wrong to oogle at her? She just looks so beautiful all decked out in gooooold. Wonderful!
I KNOW. we were all drooling! hahahahaaha
I’m speechless… I saw your instagram and just NEEDED to see it. This is by far my favorite editorial you’ve done… x
AWESOME!!! Thank you for saying that!
Great team work! Amazing result!
As always, astonishing work, Jamie. The processing of the dark and skin tones is incredible! It is such a pleasure to see your work, every – single – time 🙂
Thank you so much.
wow. just amazing
I’m in complete agreement, this is your best editorial yet! I can’t take my eyes off of her…I want those tattoos! Would LOVE a behind-the-scenes post for this shoot, especially the tattoo application. Superb job, well done!
YAY! I’m so pleased! The tattoos are so fun! After the shoot we all put them on (granted, not totally covering our bodies).