Miami is certainly something. It always seems synonymous with loose-fitting white suits, ghetto gold, and well, Pitbull. But South Pointe Park at the very southern tip of South Beach is like an oasis amongst the frozen margaritas and the boom box boys, and Swimwear on South Beach seems like a million miles away.
Two things in Miami make it perfect for a swimwear shoot: the sun and the Miami models. Maybe it’s just their knowing they’ll spend a solid percentage of their time in a swimsuit, but Miami models are super fit. There were no crew on this shoot. No hair and make up, no wardrobe, no assistants on set; just me, with a Canon camera and a big bag of swimsuits. And two models.
Swimsuits have been shrinking recently, but it looks like that has reached a peak. The rule of…thigh now is not too short, but definitely not too long. Somewhere in between. Patterns and prints are big business; guys are okay to get a bit experimental with their swimwear; the sun’s shining, it vacation, why the heck not? But solids in simple colors are always a…solid bet.