Barb Penoyar’s All-White, Natural Light Portraits Pt. II | It’s Personal

In this series, we talk to artists and designers about their most personal works and the projects that are closest to their hearts.

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Nordstrom photographer Barb Penoyar is back with the second installment of her series In/On White: portraits of models shot using 100% natural light. We are feeling her new work. See round one here.

Barb works on this project in her free time at our Studio N, in between shooting Complete Looks for our website. Why? Because as a pro photog and photography teacher, she loves the creative challenge posed by shooting with sunlight. Learn more about that here.

And for winter/spring, she’s just really into white.

And now, let’s turn our attention to model Louis Mayhew in that photo above. Homeboy works those Birks!

For anyone apprehensive about going socks/sandals, take note: This look succeeds because of its fun and boldness. Finishing your tailored-looking outfit with this particular unorthodox move—and those high pants saying, “Yeah, that’s right—look at my feet”—is like normcore punk rock. We love it. It also helps if you keep things clean while breaking the rules, and the overall greyscale color scheme does just that.

Summon that spirit and pull this off. We know you can do it!

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Shop Look 1: Topman Blazer | Topman Trousers | Birkenstock Sandals

Shop Look 2: Publish Brand Denim Vest | 7 For All Mankind Jeans

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