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Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Hamptons, Italian Vogue Pelle

I shot this story for Italian Vogue Pelle last August. As you know, magazine editorial budgets are extremely low, especially in this economy. Instead of packing up for an exotic location, I shot this at the hotel where I spent Summer vacation with my kids.

We didn't officially ask permission to shoot there, so we quietly ran around the grounds with a hair stylist, makeup person, fashion stylist, tech person and four or five assistants.... you know, a typical vacation day.

The fishing poles, boogie boards and bag of charcoal belonged to my neighbors. I shot this very early in the morning and kept telling the stylist, "Hurry! Get the bag and bikinis in place, so I can shoot this before they wake up".

Comments on "The Hamptons, Italian Vogue Pelle"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:23 PM) : 

Vibrant and beautiful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM) : 

I love these shots, makes me wish for summer already. The ease of dressing in summer vs. the layering and boots and gloves all winter long. I love the sandals, the jeans with the applique. I don't see any pastels here at all.


Blogger Bored_and_Agitated said ... (7:31 PM) : 

Her hair is so gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:31 PM) : 

makes me want to go on vacation... now! beautiful images...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:33 PM) : 

Really gorgeous fashion photography Scott. Thanks for sharing it. I love your blog. There is a clear distinction between your personal work and paid editorial. I would hate to see the best fashion blogs losing integrity as they become increasingly influencial. You're very inspiring for me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:38 PM) : 



Blogger Arbitrarily Voguish said ... (7:38 PM) : 

breathtaking... absolutely unreal.
i am inspired.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (7:42 PM) : 

For Anon 7:33

remember I shot this months ago and nothing has changed on this blog since. The only way shooting more editorial will change the blog is that it will make me a better more diverse photographer.


Blogger jessica said ... (7:46 PM) : 

beautiful shoot Scott. I love love love hearing the stories behind what made the images... things you never hear in magazines. Its like the 'month in fashion' video of garance and yourself we all loved so much... gives as an insider look


Blogger natalie said ... (7:46 PM) : 

ur a genius, i love it


Blogger Gianluca Senese said ... (7:46 PM) : 

the third photo is wonderful...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:48 PM) : 

Love the story behind the shoot! I'm surprised and tickled you had to sneak around the hotel - it reminds me of when I had to take photos of design stores for a class assignment and was forced to use all the sleuthiness I learned from watching old episodes of the pink panther to avoid getting caught photographing the stores' "not to be photographed" displays/vignettes. Unlike your lovely photos, the pressure of being discreet combined with my sadly lacking photography skills resulted in a rather poor production ;)


Blogger Meg said ... (7:53 PM) : 

Seems like both you and Garance are definitely getting some great exposure of late with the mags etc, greatness.

Am so happy for the success you have had over the last two years, it is always wonderful to watch art grow.


Blogger Christing said ... (7:58 PM) : 

this place looks so serene and beautiful. love the playful/whimsical styling.


Blogger Under Urooba's Umbrella! said ... (8:01 PM) : 

The clothes are beautiful, as well as the shots!




Anonymous eva said ... (8:09 PM) : 

Ahhh Mr.Sartorialist, It pleases me so to see yet another beautiful lady on a beautiful bike!

You help out us 'chic cyclists' so much by making cycling look so good!

much adoration,


Blogger Emelie Stanfield said ... (8:11 PM) : 

Sometimes creativity flows more freely whe one is 'in a pinch'... Wonderful shots!


Blogger Alyssa said ... (8:19 PM) : 

Everyone will want their summers to be just like this. Fantastic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:25 PM) : 

You needed FIVE assistants for this shoot?


Blogger fashion australia said ... (8:27 PM) : 

what amazing photos! especially the one of the boogie boards and the simple louis vuitton bag!


Blogger Anna Marie said ... (8:27 PM) : 

incredible, totally worth the covert operation.


Blogger Theresa Cheek said ... (8:41 PM) : 

yankee ingenuity ! That's being creative in the best way!


Anonymous Luke said ... (8:47 PM) : 

Great shoot, sometimes the most frantic and unplanned shoots are the best - love it!


Blogger The Fashion Alchemist said ... (8:47 PM) : 

Her flowery jeans are gorgeous!


Anonymous Lovisa said ... (8:52 PM) : 

Beautiful pictures, especially the one of the model sitting having breakfast. The colors are striking.


Blogger Milt-fresh_best-dressed said ... (8:54 PM) : 



Blogger Rogue Seal said ... (8:57 PM) : 

love the saturated colours mixed amongst the starker ones all in the lilting late afternoon sun. so pretty!


Blogger Melissa~ said ... (9:04 PM) : 

Jaja! working in the dark, like if you were stealing. that gave to the shoot more flavour (even more).
Luck is italian vogue, so now one is going to say "hey, It's that my board?" "hey, is that my hotel?"

Kisses scott!


Blogger kaye i. said ... (9:04 PM) : 

How sneaky :) Very beautiful and vibrant photos. I like it. A lot.


Blogger Chiara Biasi said ... (9:13 PM) : 

Awesome pics!
Kisses from Italy...


Blogger Chelly.............................................. said ... (9:44 PM) : 

These pictures make me think of Peace and calm..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 PM) : 

I live in The Hamptons and I have no idea where this is shot. Would love to know. Westhampton?


Anonymous Helena said ... (9:49 PM) : 

Wow, this is beautiful. Thanks


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (9:52 PM) : 

These shots are beautiful! I especially love the first one.


Blogger fashionweed said ... (9:56 PM) : 

so beautiful.


Blogger Fashion, Art and other fancies said ... (4:38 AM) : 

Scott, these are gorgeous, I love the photography and the promise of summer that comes along with it. Moreover, I adore fishing;-)
Excellent shots!!!


Blogger Caroline said ... (5:08 AM) : 

PLEASE Scott, give us the adress, i want to go there with my kids


Blogger THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said ... (5:12 AM) : 

I love your are crazy...but incredible


Blogger Davidikus said ... (5:17 AM) : 

Great light all throughout. Very nice work: the series has a good number of fairly original shots. I find the American flag on this small building almost hilarious! It is not a government building, is it?


Blogger kristy said ... (5:21 AM) : 

i love this spread. and i love hearing about how you guys did it on the DL. i feel as though it adds to the vibe of the whole thing.

Vogue Gone Rogue


Blogger saradowle said ... (5:24 AM) : 

It sounds so funny how you had to sneak about, I can picture it now! Makes me view the photos in a different light - so exciting!

Looks like a fantastic place to holiday and photos are beautiful.


Blogger BJHardy said ... (5:34 AM) : 

I think i am in love with these photographs more because of the story behind them. I particularly love the shot of your neighbours board and accessories. BRILLIANT...
exactly what i love about photography... I just wish i could hear the story of every photo shoot that i admired or even just saw.
thanks again!


Anonymous Joanna Roman said ... (5:38 AM) : 

The session is so great! It is fresh & live & joyful and looks so AWESOMY REAL = no superduper session mess and all the stuff which pretend to be something else they are (you know what I mean, a model pretending to be a traveller in a Amazon jungle or a Nomad on Sahara... hahahaa...)


Anonymous Alizée G. said ... (6:31 AM) : 

j'adore les mocassins des premieres photos, la couleur est si belle pour un printemps !
Bisous, bisous, Tres belles photos,
Alizée G.


Blogger said ... (6:50 AM) : 

Great color play, the unexpected orange topsiders, cool! If you ever need another neat location to shoot - visit Manteo, NC. for more info.


Anonymous greybreaks said ... (7:20 AM) : 

love the photo of the bungalow and the flag.

can't wait for summer.


OpenID aeolistic said ... (7:26 AM) : 

The colours in these shots are beautiful!


Blogger john benjamin pritchett said ... (7:36 AM) : 

Great story, location and, of course, photographs! Southwestern style is not in fashion now but we have an abundance of color and flavor in Santa Fe, New Mexico if you need it! Would love to see you here!


Blogger ST said ... (8:26 AM) : 

anybody have an idea what hotel that is?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:34 AM) : 

your photographs are thrillingly beautiful ... the colors, the composition, the "feel", the texture. they're inspiring and breathtaking at the same time. i love this blog!!!!


Blogger Hiroaki Nagahata said ... (8:49 AM) : 

How brilliant!!


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (8:58 AM) : 

These are quite beautiful shots.


Blogger race you to the bedroom said ... (9:12 AM) : 

nice work! the first one is just too dreamy.


Blogger neha said ... (9:30 AM) : 

my fave is that black and white one!


Blogger M said ... (9:43 AM) : 

gorge! the styling is great as well


Blogger D&V said ... (9:43 AM) : 

these pictures are amazing! such beautiful colors and detail. my favorite is the first on the bike. so classy & cool.

check out my blog>


Blogger Melissa Blake said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Beautiful! Makes me yearn for summer!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 AM) : 

To me these photos perfectly embody the essence of summer in New England... Im guessing they were shot at the Ocean Dunes in Amagansett or Surf Lodge in Montauk...


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (10:33 AM) : 

It respires calm and peace like really vacation.You get it.


Blogger Cate said ... (10:55 AM) : 

Great pictures!
x. Cate


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 AM) : 

Low editorial budget: first world problem.


Blogger kaye said ... (11:20 AM) : 

you do such wonderful job at this!


Blogger Bell said ... (11:20 AM) : 

I like everything a lot. ¡genial!


Blogger info said ... (11:39 AM) : 

How do you conceal a crew of 8-9 people on an unsecured location?? Well done!


Blogger TorontoVerve.: said ... (11:42 AM) : 

I love these...


Blogger Poivre Monkey said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Beautifull !


Anonymous grizzlesnort said ... (11:51 AM) : 

I love your work in all its facets. As it evolves--and this blog evolves--I hope you will continue to feature here the nameless, non-professional fashionistas that drew us to here to begin with.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM) : 

good stuff. guerilla photography is the only way to go.

i've been kicked off a few premises doing this. so exhilirating. :)


Blogger Holly said ... (11:59 AM) : 

I enjoyed this spread very much...what a great place to vacation!


Blogger Emily Rose said ... (12:29 PM) : 

I love your description of the process of shooting these! It's so refreshing to hear that at least some people are not hell bent on getting everyone's permission for every move they make. The photos turned out wonderfully because of it.


Blogger Ben Boskovich said ... (1:03 PM) : 

Her orange boat shoes are awesome!!


Anonymous men's t-shirts said ... (2:05 PM) : 

Great set a shots


Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (2:20 PM) : 

Haha this sound slike a very fun and exciting shoot and a very eventful and non-boring vacation!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:27 PM) : 

I wonder what a tech person does on a shoot like this?


Blogger i.c. blogspot said ... (2:35 PM) : 

Fantastic spread!


Blogger the eternal worrier said ... (3:18 PM) : 

I love this set of photos. They are so beautiful.


Blogger Victoria et Ji said ... (4:44 PM) : 

It is very often with little budget that the effect is GREAT.
I LOVE this shoot, very simple and natural, something we don't see nowadays..


Anonymous Marlené Lilianna said ... (5:51 PM) : 

love this editorial


Anonymous Jane said ... (6:37 PM) : 

Scott, you are an amazing photographer, you really are. Thanks so much for sharing your work.


Blogger یاسمین said ... (6:54 PM) : 

But why photograph a bulles bag that isn't even available anymore?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:21 PM) : 

Your shots are so lovely! This magazine stuck paydirt when they hired you. I find it hard to believe they are willing to spend so little to promote the idea that WE should spend big bucks on the clothes they present!


Blogger Emma said ... (8:05 PM) : 

These are beautiful photos first of all, and a beautiful area. I love the dress in the last photo, and the bike and scene and justoverall I love the first picture too.


Blogger said ... (8:08 PM) : 

beautiful! and i love the sneaky factor


Blogger Tailoverteakettle said ... (11:49 PM) : 

This is amazing. I love that even in a shoot for a magazine as swanky as Italian Vogue, you and your crew were running around like a bunch of kids trespassing on their neighbor's property, looking for a baseball they'd knocked over the fence by accident.

Anyway, lovely photos. I think knowing the background story behind the shoot makes them even more special.


OpenID thebeautyphilosopher said ... (7:03 AM) : 

So lovely. I want to be there. The light and not-quite sherbet, not quite bright colours are mesmerising.


Blogger Gee Lutor said ... (11:57 AM) : 

Perfect, the look was very good

look to : visuday.blgospot



Blogger MIA said ... (2:13 PM) : 

fabulous work!


Blogger rubycube said ... (9:29 PM) : 

Great job on your stealthy fashion shoot. Love it!


Blogger Vicky ♥ said ... (12:31 PM) : 

Good job, and Great Pictures!


Anonymous Schaumkoenigin said ... (12:40 PM) : 

wonderful pictures. Where can I get these orange topsiders. They are amazing!!!


OpenID battlingthedinosaurs said ... (2:33 PM) : 

such beautiful shoots!!!


Anonymous Adelaide said ... (5:48 PM) : 

I wish my style was just like this. unfortunately, i don't have the time to put into having a distinct style. maybe after university. bah


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

my earlier comment was that there is a clear distinction between your personal work and your editorial work - but I wasn't referring to the quality or relevence. You have a great eye. So may others focus mainly on trends. Your images have enduring relevence and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your editorial and other projects. I loved the little film you posted by Garance at the end of the fashion shows. I know that joy of working with a creative partner. I hope to show you what I'm working on too one day!


Blogger Pink Lemonade said ... (9:18 PM) : 

Absolutely stunning!!!


Anonymous Helen said ... (2:15 AM) : 

the colour saturation if fabulous. thanks for sharing these, they are lovely.


Anonymous xavieralexander said ... (4:29 AM) : 

wow your photography is amazing! great use of natural light and wind!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 AM) : 

Wow, pretty girl. I also like that it feels kinda' at home instead of some overly modern interior decor.


Blogger istanbulfashionaddict said ... (11:48 AM) : 

totally lovely whoever did the styling has done a great work.I LOVED IT


Blogger istanbulfashionaddict said ... (11:48 AM) : 

totally lovely whoever did the styling has done a great work.I LOVED IT


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:57 PM) : 

can't get into adolescent models, but the natural elements are thoughtfully composed.


Blogger La Feem said ... (2:26 PM) : 

That's a great story and your photos are, of course, incredible.


Blogger Enigma said ... (9:09 AM) : 

The shot with the LV bag is my favourite. VERY subtle, makes it seem very natural. One of your best!


Blogger Trae Bien said ... (4:07 PM) : 

I'm one of many fans of your blog - inspiring work as usual!


Blogger Kirigalpoththa said ... (9:00 AM) : 



Anonymous Ronah said ... (11:30 AM) : 

wow Scott thanks for sharing the background of this shoot, it sounded exciting that you have to sneak around and take photos! I'm sure your team had fun as well. More great adventures and great photo shoots for you Sartorialist!


Blogger Hester Vlamings said ... (3:47 AM) : 

You shot this? I loved it, yesterday I had another look at in in the Vogue Pelle. Love & respect from Amsterdam


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