Remember when you were young and summer was full of promise, of new romances that sparked like fireflies…the memory of that carefree meeting carries us away into the fall with vivid intensity… When I Met You in the Summer, you took me by the hand and led me through the garden, under the roses and flares of the summer sun starring Vita Sidorkina for Hamptons Magazine in Valentino.
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After we wrapped our Hamptons Magazine shoot, we decided to play around on digital and on film with our model muse Vita Sidorkina. There are whispers in the industry that she is the next “it” girl, and it says a lot that she just signed a contact with Victoria Secret PINK. I’ve shot a lot of people through the years from models to artists to friends and business folk so I’ve felt the differences in front of the lens. I do my best to make the sitter feel comfortable, beautiful (or handsome), and safe, even if that means helping them pose down to their pinky toe to get a balanced and aesthetically pleasing shot for both yourself and them. However, sometimes you have someone who truly knows how to move in front of the camera. You start a dance and dialogue together both giving to create. Vita does that and as a photographer, it’s my favorite way to photograph someone. It feels like watching a flower bloom in high speed through your camera box.
This was my favorite shoot from summer: I love the simplicity, I love the styling Kelly did on Vita that she picked up from how some of the “cool” guys in the Hamptons had been wearing their sweaters in the chilly night air, and of course, I LOVE Ralph Lauren which is all she needs to wear out East…
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They say the light is everything in the Hamptons, so I say let’s put a gown and a girl in a garden and have a look. This summer Hamptons Magazine approached Kelly to style a sort of society portrait of some of the Hamptons “it” girls of summer and I was 100% on board to photograph it. The light out there is misty, in such a way that it dances with silver shiny felts of stardust. It makes everyone look ripe, the most beautiful versions of themselves. For this sitting, “When I Met You in the Summer“, I just leaned on what the Hamptons gives you so much of – beautiful nature, beautiful women, and above all…. beautiful light.
Above Vita Sidorkina in Valentino // Below Anna Kohanski Mason of Burn This in Ji Oh gray coat, Reem Acra Embroidered illusion gown
Above Lo Bosworth in Ji Oh sweater, Altuzarra Murakami dress // Below Danielle Snyder & Jodie Snyder Morel of Dannijo in Gucci Avio suede trench & belt, & Donna Karan double breasted trench coat
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