Los Angeles-based talented photographer Adam Washington @adamjwash, who was assisted this time by Loretto Jones @lorettojones and Josh Au @josh.wings, presents this amazing fashion editorial exclusively created for Vanity Teen online with the handsome and gorgeous models Sam Dezzani @sam.dezz and Corrado Martini @corradommartini, both represented by Wilhelmina Agency @wilhelminamodels
“I had seen Sam and Corrado on TikTok a couple of times and I like their dynamic. They live close to San Diego and often go to the beach almost every week; so I wanted to capture them in their natural environment but I wanted to make it very classic. It’s a story of just a chill fun day at the beach with two best friends, playing around and having a really good time.”Adam Washington
The photographer wanted to play with the nostalgic moments of the summer and the iconic beach looks of the ’80s and ’90s. He decided to shoot at Santa Monica pier for its vibrant and colorful building and backdrops. The mood board had a lot of catalog shots from Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Hollister. He was also majorly inspired by Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly. “From watching their videos they have a great dynamic together and so I wanted to play off that, so there’s a variety of photos ranging from them being cool to goofing off.”
Adam Washington used a Canon 5D MIII with a 24-105mm lens and a 50mm lens with natural light for the majority of the shots and a flash for the last two looks. The models were wearing some amazing pieces by Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, and Vans.
Discovering L.A., in particular in the early ’80s, was pretty spectacular; it was fun and carefree, and there was not nearly as much traffic as exists today. It was very much the last gasps of the Beach Boys’ ideal view of L.A.: sun, the beach, cars, blondes, etc.Zach Galligan
Modes Sam Dezzani @sam.dezz and Corrado Martini @corradommartini represented by Wilhelmina Agency @wilhelminamodels photographed by Adam Washington @adamjwash assisted by Loretto Jones @lorettojones and Josh Au @josh.wings wearing Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Vans, exclusive for Vanity Teen online!