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Smith + Holland Lookbook

July 17, 2013














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Very excited to share this new work with you today. I recently photographed a lookbook out in Montauk for a new brand called Smith + Holland. Their website launched yesterday and their first collection of sunglasses is online now.

You can see the entire lookbook that I photographed here.

Smith + Holland is an eco-conscious brand that makes goods for the beach and surf lifestyle. Their first products, a line of sunglasses, are innovative and constructed with low-impact materials. Even the cases are beautiful, made from natural vegetable-tanned leather (Makr collaborated on the cases). Read more about the brand and their philosophy.

This was a pleasure to shoot on a beautiful summer day in Montauk. I’ll share more photos and outtakes here in the coming week, and I’ll be adding a full set of photos to my portfolio very soon. Thanks to Chi-Pei & Jenn for the opportunity.

Models: Rob Kulisek, Natalia Henry, Matt Burns
Art Direction: Jenn Birdsall
Grooming: Emma Ramirez


  1. July 17, 2013 12:01 pm

    Fantastic work, B. So subtle, so evocative, SO GOOD.

  2. July 17, 2013 12:49 pm

    oh, these make me want to transport to a beach asap

  3. July 17, 2013 1:06 pm

    au naturel…nice!!

  4. July 18, 2013 12:24 am

    Lovely pictures Brian. The look book is very impressive.

  5. victoria permalink
    July 18, 2013 9:51 am

    Brian, these are incredible. Your work is getting even better — which is amazing given how great it was already.

    • July 18, 2013 9:56 am

      Thanks so much, Victoria (and everyone else!) – I’m really, really proud of this new work, and it means a lot to receive your compliment. I’m glad you like these as much as we do.

  6. Shari permalink
    July 18, 2013 11:59 am


  7. mike permalink
    July 19, 2013 8:51 am

    Great pictures! There’s nothing quite like a desolate beach.

    I have a question and maybe it is just a matter of semantics and maybe you don’t even know what the answer is, but what is the reason for calling something a “brand” as opposed to a “company?” Is it just marketing jargon or a term of art, or is there some actual distinction between the two that makes people, especially in the “fashion” blog world, choose the word “brand” over “company”

    Any insight would be appreciated and sadly, this is the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night; the hold over, I guess, for receiving an English degree in a post modern world and then becoming a lawyer.

  8. August 5, 2013 3:12 pm

    These are so, so good, Brian! Well done!

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