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Petrichor Lingers In Whitney Hayes’ Photographic Ode To Summer And Rain

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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.”

Shirt by Acne Studios

Shirt by Acne Studios

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Dress by Prabal Gurung · Earrings by Agmes

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Shirt, tanktop, and pants by Acne Studios · Shoes by Jimmy Choo · Earrings by Agmes

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Shirt by Acne Studios

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Jacket by Jacquemus

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Dress by Paco Rabanne · Earrings by Agmes

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Dress by Paco Rabanne · Earrings by Agmes

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Dress by Paco Rabanne · Earrings by Agmes

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Dress by Paco Rabanne · Earrings by Agmes

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Jacket by Jacquemus

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All images © Whitney Hayes for IGNANT

Photographer: Whitney Hayes · Model: Victoria Germyn · Model Agency: IMG Models · Stylist: Sho Tatsuishi · Videographer: Alex Fleming · Hair: Tsuyoshi Harada · Makeup: Ayana Awata · Photography Assistant: Jordan Geiger · Styling Assistant: Mila Sanguinetti