As summer days shift from sultry to sweltering, the streets are suddenly clear. It seems that everyone has had the same idea: An escape from the city.
In this photo editorial for IGNANT, New York-based photographer Whitney Hayes has taken this flight of freedom and translated the fever of a hot spell through her lens. Trading in the unbearable heat of NYC’s airless streets for the cool relief of a garden house in the country, the series is nostalgic for summers spent playing under the sprinkler on the front lawn. As always, just went the air feels too thick to move, the sky breaks and rain arrives. As Whitney succinctly explains, the story is about: “A summer day, escaping the city. Trees, sun, shadow, and rain at the last house on the lane.”
“Trees, sun, shadow, and rain at the last house on the lane.”