Miami photographer Genesis Bonilla shares her beautiful virtual photo series with Ocean Drive.
Ah, social distancing—a time when wearing sweatpants 24/7 is totally acceptable and happy hour is well, any hour.
Another silver lining to our new normal? Virtual photography. That’s right, photographers are swapping shoots IRL for photos snapped over FaceTime, Zoom and Skype. The result? Pure magic.
“A friend of mine showed me what a photographer was doing during quarantine in Italy,” says Genesis Bonilla of @genstreetstyle. “We agreed to do a similar shoot and that's when I thought I should continue this series. It has kept me creative during these difficult times and provided an escape.”
Bonilla reached out to models about her idea and the rest is virtual high-fashion history. “The positive side is that I have been able to connect with people I follow, but who I have never shot before because they don't live in Miami,” she says. Here, Bonilla shares her virtual photo series with Ocean Drive. Scroll down for the beautiful of L.A. and Miami, all shot on Bonilla's computer and smartphone.
“Madison lives in L.A., and we did this shoot in Vegas. She's so beautiful and great with her posing.”
“Camille is my friend who first told me about this idea. We've known each other for some time but finally met and had a fun first shoot. I really loved how her red hair popped out, and the bucket hat was a nice touch.”
“Ashley is a close friend of mine. We've worked together previously for campaigns, but have never done a one-on-one shoot together until now!”
“I’ve wanted to work with Baskin for years! She lives in Los Angeles. We shot outside her driveway and it made me feel like I was in L.A. with her.”
“Manuela is a stylist and I knew she was going to come up with a cool look. She styled a cute Chanel bandana as a top.”
Photography by: Genesis Bonilla