BEHIND THE LENS: SPOTLIGHT ON PHOTOGRAPHER ARNALDO ANAYA
Working with J.McLaughlin has awakened my deep love of iconic American style! These shoots reminded me of the reason I was originally drawn to photography, to capture natural and authentic moments and to tell a story with cinematic beauty. I am also thrilled to be reunited with Anne Randell and Glynis Karp, two amazing women from the early days of my career. I have great respect and admiration for their careers and the passion they bring to J.McLaughlin is contagious!
The breathtaking beaches, sand dunes, majestic oak trees with Spanish moss and warm beautiful light set the tone for a timeless American holiday experience and made it easy to bring the gorgeous collection to life. One of the highlights was shooting American Icon and model Jane Gill! I’ve always greatly admired her career both in front and behind the camera. It was an honor to photograph her. Her unique sense of style, beauty and grace could not be more right for the brand.
Sarasota, Florida was our location for our second spring book and it is one of my favorite shoots I’ve ever done! The golden light was truly magical and complimented the colors in the collection wonderfully. By honoring the mid-century architecture and surroundings, we were able to tell the American summer vacation story in a fresh new and modern way. I’m really proud of what we created there.
I’m immensely appreciative of the freedom the team gave me and the trust they placed in my eye to develop and photograph beautiful moments.
Thank you to the entire J.McLaughlin team for this incredible experience. I look forward to our continued collaboration!