After a week of challenging days which saw us battling rain, wind, sand fleas, and cloudy skies, today was perfect. The sun rose in the east, as it tends to do, and travelled its path across the sky without interference.
Gavin started bright and early with Jessica Strother, on the beach adjacent to the resort’s jetty. She looked incredible in the morning light and from the little that we saw of the raw images Gavin captured her essence beautifully.
From there we moved to the pool, where Gavin shot Xenia Deli from the water. Although the bright sunlight was great for Xenia, it made things challenging for Gavin. Thankfully photographic assistant Ian Engelbrecht, a.k.a. Captain Haddock, was at hand to fend off the harsh rays with a trusty Gaya Island Resort umbrella.
With Xenia’s magazine shots wrapped, General P.M.C., Mr Flare and Tropical Bro ran through some social media content with her at her villa and later shot her hero sequence in the resort’s reception area.
In between the two locations they also managed to get a few shots for our exclusive music video, this time with Jessica Buchanan.
Today was Gavin Bond’s last day of shooting, and both Jessica Strother and Jessica Buchanan’s last day. It’s been tremendous fun having them all here, and although we have new members are joining there will be a hole in the World Swimsuit team that will remain unfilled.
With thanks to our sponsors: Roxy, Fox, O’Neill Swimwear, Seafolly, USN, Billabong, Himalaya Herbals, Rip Curl, Actos Skin Shoes, Bulova, Havaianas, Mistral, Canon, Super-Max, Malibu Rum, ORMS, Tropitone, Memi, and SA Rugby.