Andrew Fitzsimons and the Beauty of Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham represents a lot of hope. In February, Ashley was a cover model for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, showing a diversity of body shape that was unprecedented for the magazine and proving that beauty is more than a narrow definition. But after the insane press of that moment subsided, the model has relaxed back into the daily work of being a model and most recently has a sultry shoot with Elle proving that there’s a sexy swimsuit out there for everyone. The Swimsuits for All designs are beautiful, but they brought Andrew Fitzsimons in to make sure Ashley's hair was on par with everything else.
Andrew had to walk a fine line in this shoot, helping to present a woman who is beautifully put together but also taking an afternoon by the side of a pool. In every shot there’s body and grace, but he also includes just the right amount of texture for it to feel effortless and a tiny but worn in. Real. The hair signals to us that we're being given only a pause in a moment of time, making the poses feel like we're catching a blink of a beautiful woman by the pool who just happens to be Ashley Graham.