It is with sheer excitement and joy that I share the latest - I'm releasing another art photography book and it'll be available to you all in October of this year! If want to be one the first to receive it, though, it's available for pre-order, now! Shall I tell you a little more?
The success of my first, BEACHES, was a complete dream come true! Not only was it the culmination of many years of work, it also provided me the opportunity to meet so many of you during the launch events as well as my book tour. Eager to create more, I delved deeper into my body of work, and set the intention to design a book that showcases the vast variety of what I love to capture through my lense, yet also define the common thread throughout - the escape of it all.
Please allow me to provide a bit of a sneak peak into what you can expect from ESCAPE...
The word itself evokes a passion in many who participate in the sport, live in a beach town, or relate to the culture in some capacity. With emphasis on the captured moments of people below enraptured with the elements of the sea, expect to see images of the world's most epic surf destinations including Byron Bay, Australia and the Hamptons, USA.
Not many may know this, but I've been creating my series Á la Montagne for almost as long as I have Á la Plage, which BEACHES was based on. Shot in similar fashion, from a doorless helicopter, but with a many more layers of clothing, I found a similar compeling composition from above the white capped mountains. This chapter highlights some of the worlds most iconic mountainscapes such as the snowy pistes of Whistler, our beloved Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and many more. Also included in this chapter is my snowy chic series, Snow Polo, which embodies the glamorous sport of polo, yet this time, played atop a frozen lake in Switzerland.
Ah yes, you may have figured out by now that I'm a big fan of sitting, laying and of course, sipping poolside. In fact, I just recently revealed my newly designed backyard and pool house, which I've been happily enjoying in this summertime heat. I'm also incredibly inspired by pools and the escape that they offer, whether it be at a beautiful hotel while on vacation or in the convenience of one's backyard. It's here that I'm able to dive into some of my favorite series, including the Old Hollywood escapism of Aqua Glam.
Did you know that sand makes up almost one-third of the earth's surface? I didn't either until I read about it. Considering the amount of beaches I've explored, I can't say that I was surprised, of course, but this chapter isn't about that sand. It's about the mystique of an arid landscape, which includes images from my Private Collection series, Mirage, as well as some other fan favorites.
Since releasing BEACHES, I've been traveling quite extensively through some of the most beautiful island's this world has to offer. While shooting my series, Art of Living, in the tropical oasis that is Bora Bora, I also made the time to soar above its tranquil waters to capture some truly stunning moments. Those, along with many more are memorialized for one's viewing pleasure.
Last but certainly not least, I have always loved and appreciated the escape that one's local park has to offer. Whether it's a simple break from the office or a day spent with friends picnicking, a city park is lush escapism at it's finest. Lucky to have visited many of the world's most iconic, expect to be transported to the green landscapes of Central Park in New York City, Hyde Park in London and so many stunning more.