T R A I L ˚ S A F A R I
Vintage Safari Aesthete
I became obsessed with vintage safari aesthetic in the early 1990’s NYC when one day my soho wanderings ended me up in Peter Beard’s Exhibition on Broome Street. I must have spent the rest of the day there. And began to visit the gallery weekly, and did so for years.
Collage + Diaries + Blood
Peter Beard’s work was sun drenched, seductive, gentle and brutal with the scent of freedom, blood, sweat, tears, sex + magic and I wanted it all. The way he photographed women struck me. He captured that feminine spirit that emerged in the 70’s as the most authentic independent beauty anyone’d ever seen… a young model in my 20’s at the time… I fantasized about being discovered by Peter, wisk’d away to Africa to live naked, explore + have photo shoots on wild animals.
That didn’t happen… 20 years later, I still admire + adore the aesthetic as much as ever, use army surplus as luggage, drive a vintage safari jeep + am thrilled to finally be channeling my obsession into my budding SAFARI collection…