- Photographer: Benjo Arwas
- Model: Hannah Kirkelie @Wilhelmina
- Hair & Makeup: Jadyn Ngo
- Styling Assistant: Orit Metusal
- Photography Assistant: Brandon Matthew
Wilhelmina Los Angeles/Next London model Jay Hector is the latest talent to cross paths with photographer Benjo Arwas. Connecting with Arwas in the studio, Jay strips down to his Emporio Armani boxer briefs for a classic black & white photo session.
Recently I was lucky enough to spent two beautiful weeks in Maui, Hawaii with my family and my Fiancee’s family for her sister’s wedding. While I was there, I couldn’t resist contacting Wilhelmina Hawaii and to see if they have any good faces for me to test while I’m there. Great communication and quick responses with the booker, Jenna, I got to add to my book a different vibe, landscape and background then the cold chilly ocean of California (no complains tho), I got to shoot Christopher Harris, and another model that I will share about later this month.
Most of the shoots are 35mm Film and B&W Polaroids. I really enjoyed the analog process this trip and very limited myself with digitals. Right now its a good timing to maintain that i’m working on a new scrapbook with illustrations, polaroids, contact sheets, collages and more surprises, and ALL from the trip to Maui, in the same concept of my other book – Black Coffee And Art, so stay posted about it.
And now for the little “Mauian” Summer story I got to shoot:
Kapalua–Summer calls us away to exotic travels as photographer Benjo Arwas visits Kapalua, Maui for his latest story. Hitting the beach with Wilhelmina Hawaii model Christopher Harris, Arwas plays with the image of the surfer; fresh and inspiring or one with the volatile nature of crashing waves.
Thanks to all the contributors, production and team.
Photographer: Benjo Arwas – http://www.benjoarwas.com/
Stylist: Amy Mach
Models: Julia Lescova and Jhanelle Castillo / Wilhelmina L.A
and Lina Jornea /Hmm L.A
Photo assistant: Victor Zuidema
Makeup: Tomy Rivero
Makeup assistant: Gina Murillo
Hair: Carina Tafulu
Hair assistant: Vanessa Fine
Manicurist: Summer Bryant
Fashion assistant: Aiden Styles
Fashion Intern: Nene Fauntleroy
Special thanks to:
Location coordinators: Joe Jenkins and Crystal Lauderdale
Location: Tai Lopez’s House
Fashion Film and Edit by Ziyan Zhang
Music: Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful
The pleasure again of being featured in Satellite Magazine (Jay & Austin) and to get cover story and additional story (Josiah).
Thanks to the creative teams and to William the Editor-In-Chief for having us.