4, 3, 2, 1…zero! That’s the amount of hours I ended up securing with Leonardo DiCaprio to photograph him for Natural Beauty! I have been living out my dream to work with such incredible models and celebrities but at the same time it can be so frustrating. You need celebrities to bring attention to a cause. I had been chasing Leo for about 9 months, and finally he was in NYC at the time we were shooting and I couldn’t even secure him for 15 mins.
While that was disappointing, on the flip side I have people like Sean O’Pry – currently the No.1 male model in the world – whose passion for the cause is what this project is all about. He has such an incredibly iconic face I had been wanting to work with him since I first saw him.
Come behind the scenes of my shoot with him in Episode 8 – ‘The Making of Natural Beauty’. Now live. My collaboration with makeup artist Karim Rahman (Episode 7) really reinvented the idea of what constitutes natural beauty. But here I return to more traditional ideas and focus on the skin and pure form of the body with high profile models Arlenis Sosa (Lancome Spokesmodel) and Lais Ribeiro (Victoria’s Secret).