I love the drape of the swimsuit vs. the rigid grid of the buildings in the background. I feel this is a look for the very young and fit, and she totally pulls it off! Great pic to start the week! Jorge from WPB
How on earth can you people tell she’s wearing Chanel? All I see is a black blob of shirt. I like it, though, as it is very un-bathing-suit. Is it a one-shoulder garment (like Wilma Flintstone) or is it just that one side is slipping down? Very interesting!
Is this the same Sydney as the shot a couple of days ago, “Sydney Winter”? If so, either the bundled-up guy or the bathing beauty is exaggerating. I can imagine temperatures bouncing around, but not that much.
Ah…so this was the beach shot you were talking about on Sunday night!! I love the crashing waves in the background and her facial expression. She seems unfazed by it all. Focused. Determined. Confident.
Totally different from your usual shots but it still has the elements of your distinct eye for beauty. It’s sexy without being too cheesy/cliched. Poetry in motion! There’s a wonderful story behind this guys. I can’t wait to read about the full story in your book.
Thank you for sharing your passion with us on Sunday night and almost every night.
I hope you and Ms G have a safe trip back to NYC and take all the great Oz memories with you when you leave.
I saw you shoot this photo while being filmed for sbs, how fantastic, it was great to see you work. wanted to see more, you should have a doco done sometime, maybe with bill cunningham! love your stuff Aideen Melbourne
Sart, i think this is one of your best photos ever – the composition, light, colours, textures are all superb. i also feel it has a very distinct photographic style that is more and more evident in your work. For me the background has retro overtones yet the subject is resolutely modern and vital. I love what she is wearing and how it falls and adheres to the body – it’s a great piece – but because the photo is taken by you it could just as easily be by The Gap as Chanel, it’s not the label that matters but how it’s worn , the attitude etc.
Hi Sart! I just wanted to say thanks for visiting our beautiful city! Your photos really captured the spirit, energy and fashion of Sydney. It was such an honour to have you visit our country, and my hometown! Never thought I’d see photos of you snapping pics on George St!
ps. I think that this photo has a very Australian feel…it’s athletic, sunny and full of hard yakka (translation: hard work)!
Hmm, would you have taken this girl’s pic if it wasn’t for the Chanel tank? I don’t think high-end fashion equals style. But that’s just my opinion. Sometimes I feel all it takes to be a good dresser on here is to wear expensive clothes. And I find this pic is very unflattering for the otherwise very pretty girl (the “swimsuit” looks strange, as if she had hanging boobs down to her belly, on closer inspection you can tell it’s a tee, but still: first impression, not so good).
Thanks, I think, for capturing the light and a little of the spirit of my home town, Sydney. I can't help but think you were caught in a fashion week bubble, by the harbour (what better bubble to be in!, oh we poor mortals). Next time venture to Bellevue Hill, Balgowlah, Bungan, for some really eclectic Sydney style – I'm talking vintage pucci, jenny kee, ken done, mixed with mambo, sase & bide and attitude. If you are in Jakarta, Ill show you the same. Love your work!
Love it! I’ve been looking to find a one-piece swimming suit that is comfortable for me but also stylish. I may not wear bikinis but I refuse to look prudish and boring. Now, if only I could find this one I’d purchase it without much thought.
my brother lives in sydney – he is my style guru – so funny to see the bondi beach club waving to me in the background – i can imagine all the hot folk in speedos watching this shoot take place. bondi is magical – enjoy ever second. :)L
it looks stagey…it would have been much stronger if you’d shot her standing still looking at camera (i.e. what you usually do) instead of trying to look like an action shot. also, the entire right hand side of the shot isn’t interesting enough to take up all that room.
I saw you approach this girl on your television interview on SBS. I thought it was an odd choice, given she was just sunbaking in a tanktop, but it is amazing to see the result. Sydney’s architecture, shoreline and shoulders (see Max Dupain’s shoulders on Bondi sands) are captured in one shot!
This is my daughter’s backyard with Icebergs club in the background, though I live 12,000 miles away I ache for this view. All the elements of your composition are so lovely – the natural girl, her casual windblown (but designer) shirt, the ‘bitey’ grey waves and the searing blue sky on a warm Sydney autumn day. Wish I was there.
/written after reading Mighty Mig’s and w.edwin’s comments/
why do you no longer share the stories behind your photographs on the blog? your commentary and insight were the main reasons i read this everyday. while your photography alone is stunning, i miss the stories that made it interesting and personal and more than just a gallery for your photographs.
(and @SallyO: it says Chanel on the shirt/suit/thing… it took me a while to see it too)