Sublime beauty Kate Parfet brings this editorial to life, shot by Los Angeles-based photographer Heather Hixon in Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. Standing on land once home to the Tatavium American Indians, there is rich history contained in the rocks and dry grass she stands on.
“A whisper of the changing season blows across my skin. The nights are growing longer now but with time and distance I have learned that friendships as real as these come as a second nature.”
When I was young I thought we’d never separate. As a child, you build friendships as if you are all one body; sharing breath, laughter and tears. When we first moved away to school I felt as if I had left a part of myself behind me, forgotten. I felt the nagging urge to buy the next train ticket to retrieve my missing pieces. We were all scattered with the wind, but the sun would always bring us back together. Flashes of the days and nights spent wild and carefree together over long hot summers reunited fill me. A whisper of the changing season blows across my skin. The nights are growing longer now but with time and distance I have learned that friendships as real as these come as a second nature. They are easy and light, fast to catch up to the very moment you are back together, laughing as if not a day has passed between you.Photographed by Asha Efia with models Deonna, Drielle & Moran of ONE.1, this editorial showcases the sweet and natural comfort of having your close friends around you.
Photographer: Asha Efia
Models: Deonna, Drielle & Moran (ONE.1)
Stylist: Melissa Infante (Wilhelmina)
Makeup: Dana Arcidy
Hairstylist: Brian Smith
Words: Annisha Lashand
We bring you our latest editorial captured on 35mm film by New York-based photographer Neil Aline featuring Oh La. Neil has a uniquely playful aesthetic that ranges from documenting nightlife debauchery to moments in time throughout his travels. This story is a collection of intimate interactions on a journey through California that make us remember the beauty of spontaneity.