Girl In The Wild

my friend Amy recently moved away to work at a game lodge in the bush, and though i will seriously miss her while she’s gone (i hate it when friends move away, why can’t we all just stay in the same city, huh?) i know she’s going to love it, because Amz is a bush girl. it’s also not many people who get to live in the African bush – that is a rare treasure, and something you should do once in your life if you can.

before she left she said she’s not going to change her style there, but rather maintain a Lauren Hutton Out of Africa-esque vibe. right on. so when i saw the fall campaign for Maiyet featuring Daria Werbowy somewhere out in the African wild i immediately though of Amz, and thought i’d do an ode to her in the form of a fashion meets painting post. hopefully she can print them out and stick them in one of her books.

before you ask, i did not paint these by hand. that would be ridiculous! thanks photoshop.

original photos: Maiyet Fall campaign featuring Daria Werbowy shot by Cass Bird on location in Chyulu Hills, Kenya. 

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  • Reply Kate Thursday 6 December, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Oh my lord, this shoot. That is beautiful, and completely to my style as well so thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Emma-Jane Thursday 6 December, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    These are incredible. I think you should teach advanced Photoshop classes.

  • Reply Sarah Thursday 6 December, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    These are so very cool! Way to take something already lovely and make it even better in your own way! Beautiful job.

  • Reply Nataya Thursday 6 December, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    It’s very inspiring! Beautiful. This effect i used it sometimes to make a not really sharp photos look artistic too, but of course, this editorial has been done very well.

  • Reply Sammy Thursday 6 December, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    These are so amazing I can’t even…..
    Wow… speechless.

  • Reply Lynn Thursday 6 December, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Must be hard to go through life looking like that…

  • Reply alyson Thursday 6 December, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    seriously…? these are AMAZING.

  • Reply Dana Thursday 6 December, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    You are an inspiration! These are truly museum-wall-worthy. 1) A magazine should absolutely hire you to do this work on an editorial in print – it is spectacular; and 2) Agreed with the above – you should teach a photoshop class. I’d love to learn from you! My favorite, I think, is the one in the yellow brush with Daria wearing the navy dress. So classically pastoral and dreamlike.

  • Reply CHEVRON Friday 7 December, 2012 at 5:04 am

    This is absolutely stunning. These photos are incredible. I can’t stop looking at them.
    I’m totally with you, I want all my friends to pick one city and all move there so we can be together. But I suppose we all have our own adventure to seek.

  • Reply Wendy Friday 7 December, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Won’t you do a tutorial on how to “paint” in PS like that? (or send a link to one you like) It is so lovely.

  • Reply lauren, curious constellation Friday 7 December, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Your photoshop skills astound me every time. And doesn’t your friend Amy want to start a blog documenting her time in the African bush, I’d definitely follow it!

  • Reply Marine Friday 7 December, 2012 at 10:54 am

    JUST AMAZING! Should be exposed in a museum… ;o)

  • Reply Alice Friday 7 December, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    you always have super good ideas! this looks super good!
    and the Out of Africa style one of the 5 best styles on the planet.
    Good luck to your friend Amy!

  • Reply Hagar Friday 7 December, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful work!

  • Reply Theresa Friday 7 December, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    These are BEYOND gorgeous. Yes, the fashion spread is lovely; but you’ve transfomed them into stunning pieces of art. I, too, would love a workshop on PS, would read your friend’s blog (should she write one), and think you should be hired by a magazine for an editiorial. Really.

  • Reply Carolyn Gavin Friday 7 December, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    J’adore! I live in snowy Canada but am originally from South Africa. These bring back so many beautiful memories of my time in the bush at Timbavati. You have also made these pretty pictures into stunning works of beauty!

  • Reply Cheryl Friday 7 December, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    So beautiful! . . . I could have a whole wall of this art in my house!

  • Reply Chloe Moon Friday 7 December, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Wow, it makes me want not be in my cubicle right now…These are beautiful!!

    Ergo – Blog

  • Reply saara Saturday 8 December, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    wow, these take my breath away! so coooool!

  • Reply Diane Sunday 9 December, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    i wish these were available for print! they’re amazing!!!!

  • Reply Katie M Sunday 9 December, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Wow. I don’t follow your blog, I randomly came here via a completely unrelated pinterest post, but I just HAD to commend you on the absolutely breathtaking pictures. Such talent, even if it is “just” photoshop, I could never even come close. Bravo bravo bravo! Thank you for brightening my day.

  • Reply Benedicte Monday 10 December, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Totally inspiring!

  • Reply casey Monday 10 December, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Diana, these are phenomenal.

  • Reply Patricia Monday 10 December, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Very beautiful shots.

  • Reply 100 Pájaros Volando Tuesday 11 December, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Thank you!

  • Reply Elsabe Friday 14 December, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Amz. x

    (there’s a dialogue box that tells me the above is too short, but I’m pretty sure you’d agree it isn’t.)

  • Reply Pam Friday 14 December, 2012 at 3:42 am

    This is such a creative way of making simple but beautiful photos into something simple and elegant art. Love it. x

  • Reply f Thursday 20 December, 2012 at 1:45 am

    stunning!!! pshop perfection.don’t know how someone’s not paying you gobs of money to do this for their next look book…

  • Reply Sketch42 Sunday 23 December, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    These are surreally gorgeous. I agree with F- if I had a fashion brand I’d be paying you tons to make a look book for me!

    Hmmm…. Maybe you could use some of my art?

  • Reply inés Sunday 20 January, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Beautiful photos! Daria Werbowy reminds me of a modern Katherine Hepburn, she looks very classy and elegant.

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