Friday, August 19, 2011

Our Summer

Sometimes in life we have to let ourselves be distracted by the crowds of change surrounding us. We have to let ourselves go and just revel in the romance of summer. And that is precisely what I've done for the last few months. It's been a give and take of change, new faces, and far away places. However, this blog has been on my mind through every last moment of it. So, with summer's end in sight, my friends and I decided to pack up the car and escape to the place where the ocean meets the sand. For this shoot I wanted to celebrate the place that gives so many of us New Yorkers a bit of warm weather refuge: the beach. A place where the sea breeze carries your troubles away, where concrete walls are replaced by boundless blues and sun-shiny-hues, allowing you to just relax and snuggle up with the sand.

The idea here was to see what we could scavenge up on a previous afternoon of Williamsburg vintage/flea shopping with only a smidgen of a budget. So, we hit up Artists and Fleas and 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas, among others, and found ourselves some fun, colorful pieces to take to the beach.

A special thanks to first-time model and dear friend Björn Elgerd for lending his sublimely beautiful pose, and to Adam Davis for getting us from here to there and back again.

To our summer.


  1. Really beautiful,sensual and carefree!Certainly editorial although I know that isn't the point.Loving the ocean and beach as I do,the shots resonate on a very personal level,what i call rejuvination.As in what the ocean does for my soul and psyche.I hope you will do more of this work,its terrific and real!

  2. Glad to finally see this up. I usually don't like color, and mixed color, and lots of color on men, but this is very nicely styled. Good job Chase and Ashley! And Bjorn is quite effective as a model.

  3. Really admire the styling. Beautiful work in its entirety!

  4. Please let me know if there is any way I can get my hands on the pullover. It is the ultimate!