Gold Man Sachs.
Sportsman, dandy, filmmaker and womaniser, Guntar Sachs was the last of the golden-era pleasure seekers. I salute a man who took full advantage of the privileges afforded to him by his hefty inheritances, to live an enviable life of focused leisure where he was free to pursue his varied interests and passions on his own terms.
Sachs was born in southern Germany and in addition to his German nationality, Sachs received Swiss citizenship in 1976. His energy was also expended on women. In the early ’60s, he was with Soraya Esfandiary, former wife of the Shah of Iran. Later, he ran with Britt Ekland, Tina Onassis and waterskiing heiress Marina Doria. Eclipsing them all, however, was Bardot. They first met in a bar in Gassin, a village above St. Tropez, in May 1966. “I knew the minute I saw her, I was going to marry her,” he said, while she recalled being “hypnotised”. They bonded over their shared taste in Rolls-Royces, but she turned down his first proposal of marriage, relenting only when he flew over her home in a helicopter and launched a shower of red roses. Even she had to admit: “It’s not every day a man drops a ton of roses in your backyard.” In some versions of the story, he followed this grand gesture by jumping into the sea with two suitcases and moving in. A playboy in his early years, married three times. “Playboy, moi?” Sachs once asked a rather presumptuous journalist. “I would rather call myself a gentleman.” He had a point.
Brigitte Bardot is a living legend. An expression she says she hates, one she doesn't understand. That doesn't stop her from being a living legend. More than an actress despite the cinematographic masterpieces (The Truth, Contempt, A very Private affair). A unique equation. The beatles adored her. For Andy Warhol, she was the first modern woman. Novelist Marguerite Duras nicknamed her "Queen Bardot", Catholic Novelist Julien Green paid tribute to her "pure Heart", while philosopher Roland Barthes unpicked her and Jean Cocteau thought she had "that je-ne-sais-quoi of a stranger who attracts the idolaters of an age deprived of gods" . Hundreds of millions of men have fallen asleep dreaming of Brigitte Bardot.
About This Photoshoot.
Fernanda De Freitas is a Brazilian model living in Los Angeles. I had the pleasure of photographing her during Miss Brazil USA 2016. Here she happily portraits miss Brigitte.
Her insta page can be seen here:
Sean Scott McCraken - Please see the post prior to this one. There I have posted is info.
Victoria Rubel was my makeup/hair stylist.
One Hensel Light was used. Nikon D800 and my 85 mm.