MAGIC MAN LOOKBOOK: Stinson Beach, CA
Magic Carpet Yoga Mats owner and designer Sophie Leininger shares personal behind the scenes accounts of MAGIC MAKING here on the blog!
There is nothing more fun that asking your sweet (and totally insanely attractive) friend to take his shirt of for you. Multiple times. And on the beach.
My dear friend, model, and Ashtanga/Kundalini yogi stud-muffin Josh, and I voyaged to Stinson Beach, CA in October 2014 to shoot the Baja Smoke mat with photographer Beth Hurley. The sky was clear and sunny when we left Berkeley, but we needed fog for the mood of the shoot so we put on some Kate Bush as we hit the Marin County line and hoped for the best. Our prayers for fog were granted (thanks Kate!) as her majesty the Pacific Ocean belched great clouds of grey and white onto the highway descending into Stinson. Luckily, even with the blessed fog, the day remained miraculously warm and kept us comfortable as we shot in the waves and on the shore.
Beth was the perfect hostess: she introduced us to locals, took us out for amazing seafood, found shells and kelp to use as props, and fearlessly jumped into waves to capture the perfect shot. It was a beautiful afternoon and I’m really proud of how the photos look! Josh really is a magic man and makes the Baja Smoke look oh so good. Make sure to check out the full Lookbook on our website. A huge thanks to him and Beth for their collaboration!
Enjoy the photos and let us know what you think on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/magiccarpetyogamats.