☀️🇮🇹 VACANZA ITALIANA!! (Part 1 / 2) - A year ago, my wife (prop stylist, @carlaghart
) and I began working on what would become a visual love letter to Italy: a place of wild beaches, aperitivo and beautiful markets. Italy has always been a source of inspiration for us. We honeymooned there and it has always served as a cultural touchstone representing “the good life.” We had talked about traveling there again to shoot a personal project, but even prior to Covid-19, we were busy with work and raising our 2-year old, and the idea of an international trip was a luxury we couldn’t quite justify. So we challenged ourselves to create an Italian travel project within the confines of our own studio, and bring the vacation to us.
Using vintage Italian travel posters as a jumping off point, we created a sun-filled Italian holiday, combining food, travel and lifestyle with a graphic, retro feel, in a modern way. In the context of where we all are now, it feels more relevant than we could have imagined. With the toll that the pandemic has taken on Italy and here at home, this project serves as both an expression of love and gratitude, and a way to bring that Italian vacation feel to us at a time when we are all staying home.
✨Prop and set design: @carlaghart
👄 HMU: @asia_geiger
💃🏽Model: @betsyvolk @nextmodels
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