What got you interested in photography?
How would you describe your style?
As a creative, what drives you and keeps you inspired to create new content?
What kind of exciting projects do you have coming up?
What is your dream shoot location?
Bailey Roberts is a fellow Maui girl who now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her photos have long inspired us and so we were thrilled for this opportunity! Enjoy...
Tell me about your choice of model? Who is she?
The model in the shoot is Bree Warren. She's an Aussie and a fellow surfer. We met about a year and a half ago while I had a brief stint modeling and we were represented by the same agency. I always gravitated towards Bree because I related to her stature and her lifestyle. As a photographer I always try to stay conscious of the message I present via the people I choose to photograph - for me, Bree communicates the power of a confident, strong, athletic girl. She was the perfect fit for the narrative of the shoot.
At the beginning of the year we relocated to our home in Maui and are so happy to be back where Olympia first began. This Hawaiian summer has been long and hot, literally record heat and hurricane activity. On the weekends we cool off with beach walks, waterfall runs and freshly cracked cocos. Barre with Trish keeps us sane during the week. While it sounds like paradise there is much work to be done on the business front. Our humble design studio is an old converted garage with big windows and tons of light. It feels great to grow into a new space. We've been working hard on the launch of Collection 2016 this fall. Planning shoots, perfecting fits, updating the site. Summer Capsule '16 designs are underway and we are thrilled to bring a brand new texture to our classic waistbands ;) stay tuned for something you haven't seen before. Lastly, we are beyond thrilled to collab with our BFF Naomi Newirth of Acacia Swimwear on a collection of 'swim meets active' suits. Modern cuts + our custom sport elastics... rather amazing! Vogue.com thought so too ;) x
COLLECTION 2015 CAMPAIGN SHOOT
The day started with a howling wind and the sand was kicking up everywhere -- a mess to say the least!
Our team pushed through and the wind died down in the afternoon. We couldn’t be happier with the resulting images! A huge thank you to the dune crew:
PHOTOGRAPHER: Olivia Malone
MODEL: Laura Gosch
MAKEUP ARTIST: Kali Kennedy
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: Brooke Keegan
And to the weather gods who really turned out! Location: Nipomo Dunes, California
Good Morning! I have a recipe that is so simple, delicious, and healthy that I feel the need to share... BANANA PANCAKES.
The ingredients: banana + egg
The ratio for this recipe is one to one for each serving. My boyfriend loves these pancakes so much that I have to make an additional serving (3+3).
3 bananas (I dont like them over-ripe, which can be too sweet)
Peel bananas and put in blender, crack eggs over bananas. Blend until smooth. It should look just like traditional pancake batter. Preheat your pan on medium-low heat (the key is not to burn your pancakes, so let the pan heat gradually). I use real butter to grease the pan before laying down the batter - it just tastes better! Then pour 3 smallish pancakes into a large pan. After several minutes, when the bottom is nicely browned, give em a flip! A pancake griddle is also awesome because you can do all the batter at once.
Serve with berries/whip/yogurt/real maple syrup, and have a delicious Sunday morning!