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When the wave of your hair matches the curl of your dress, it takes effort (thanks @davidharborow for the hair, and big thanks to @jane_how for putting it all together, including the dress)

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The only tan I’m getting this summer

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Rebecca

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This day we saw rain, extreme wind, dust storm, sand cyclone, rainbows. All made for beautiful pictures. And slept that night in Ansel Adams’ old house. Thank you for pulling this shoot together zoe and mike

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Editing

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Mono lake in May, this is where all the seagulls on the west coast come to mate and hatch their chicks (tell me if I am wrong team)

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Devon

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Me today (minus the pout and switch the bag for a baby) in my parents garden

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Sunday California garden (unpublished) with Violet and Kirsty and #camillanickerson

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Suvi at Mimi’s

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Looking east over the Continental Divide

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Bubble Gum Fun

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Magnus and ...

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➖ nude summer

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So excited to take part in a shoot representing only female fashion designers in Vogue. Thanks to the whole team and large cast for bringing this together

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Anok with Camilla

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(I remember this being a white wall) 2016

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Monday morning traffic

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When the grass was green

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Limited Edition @i_d

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(An old one with my dear friend Christiane)

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Not ready to take a plunge-yet-ocean isn’t warm enough for more than ankle deep. (Last spring at the Carmargue with Natalia and #camillanickerson )

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Blue eye/black eye another red eye

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On an island in the Atlantic (one of my favorite long term projects from years ago, Hermes Vestiaire)

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Like a glossy shiny red lip and a tan

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In the Bayou with Forrest (reminiscing with #camillanickerson )

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The reference image thats been stuck in your head forever. You see it come to play in front of your eyes, your not trying but it just happens, it’s engrained in there. Image by Erich Consemüller Untitled (Woman [Lis Beyer or Ise Gropius] in B3 club chair by Marcel Breuer wearing a mask by Oskar Schlemmer and a dress in fabric designed by Beyer) 1926

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Glamour Labor (Lary) 2016

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Oh no fungus in the lens (eBay fail)

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I REALLY LOVE ICE CREAM Oldie (crop of original) @double_magazine @_mariechaix_

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Monday’s

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Goldie girl

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Oh Erin, show us how it’s done

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Humid

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Bend/scratch

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sunny monday holiday @binxwalton

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Maybe the coolest girl @iamugbad

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She’s All I Want To Be with @thomasdekluyver ( for his new book)

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Treading as lightly as possible is difficult to do in this industry. We fly all over the world for shoots, I use lots of chemicals by shooting on film, not to mention the dirty textile industry. So we must do all that we can to offset all of the damage being done to our planet. I have pledged to not photograph products made of fur, exotic skins, or feathers (I’ve had a hard time with shearling, I’m working towards that as well). I’ve tried to work this way from the start of my career so it was a no brainer to join this pledge. It’s these promises that help change the industry and I hope others will consider making a stand to work towards the goal of a cruelty free fashion industry @creatives4change

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She knows

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Malgosia and I met on my very first (big/real) job (2011). Before her I had never photographed a model’s face. Which is probably hard to believe, from not shooting faces at all to shooting her’s, which is still undeniably one of the most beautiful. I was very shy, although extremely confident in what I was doing I had a hard time engaging with people with or without a camera. Everything clicked on that shoot, and Malgosia showed me the magic of interaction through camera. I still remember the feeling while shooting her portrait, I could see the picture gain emotion. The image went beyond a nice composition with good light, it had a feeling. Standing with my back to the sun, her sitting on the roof of this spiraling house-the wind swirling her hair around her shoulders. And that face, that person, giving me something I didnt know how to ask for. Its taken me years to learn how to achieve this. I didn’t suddenly gain this ability, Ive learned how to create it. Malgosia was the first to show me how it’s all done. #malgosiabela

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Jane in the cold blue rainy light, sitting next to my front door. Honest-it’s just who I am, and I believe Jane is this way too. Straight forward. No smoke and mirrors. I’m not trying to trick the eye. Your going to like me or like my pictures because they are going to stare back at you. They are present.

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She isn’t a character, she is not asked to step outside of herself, but allowed to play a different version. Saskia is one of those incredible models who pulls from an abstract place to find different ways of expressing herself, finding those other versions It’s important to see not only the different roles we take on as women but our varied emotions

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Fashion week

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Before I could afford to shoot Polaroid I would make drawings to remember shots and to show the team the composition and credits that made it into the frame. Shooting on film forces trust from the team. This would give a hint of insight into what I was seeing through my camera. These chicken scratch drawings must not have given any comfort to those working with me

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My main role as a photographer is to form relationships with the women in front of my camera, sometimes it needs to happen quickly and othertimes I am lucky enough to get to work many times with someone and gain a greater bond with her and then the work we produce begins to feel more and more collaborative. A lot of this happens in the conversations in and around shooting. It’s hard to put these discussions into still images, I’m working out how to show more if this in my work. I didn’t mean for this Polaroid of Giedre to feel similar to the one of Amber, it’s the same week and my eye is reacting similarly I suppose. The quick Polaroid, I take a few within a series of a minute, feels almost thoughtless and instinctual. But also just simple and direct. I guess it’s because I’ve seated them both.

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Cassandra

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Amber and I have shot together in almost all the cities she has lived in (oddly still haven’t in NY), we’ve even shot in her home state Oklahoma. It was fitting to have her to my home in Topanga today, not too far from her home

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Reese at sunset