First Look: Models Off Duty Fashion Photo Exhibit


Readers of The Cut's Street Comber slideshows may recognize the work of Craig Arend, the talented lensman behind the photo blog Altamira: Models Off Duty. Every week, we look to Arend's subjects for sartorial inspiration, and to his photographs for their clean, elegant composition. Now Arend has teamed with W Hotels, the perennially cool international chain, to kick off its "W Happenings: Street Style Photography" series, which will spotlight a new street-style photographer's work every month. Arend is the first up, and his exhibit includes 22 images of modeling heavyweights (lightweights?) like Natalia Vodianova, Agyness Deyn, Abbey Lee, Chanel Iman, Freja Beha Erichsen, Dree Hemingway, Sasha Pivovarova, and Constance Jablonski, among others. Click ahead for a sneak peek at some of the exhibit's best shots — and to read, in Arend's own words, what inspired each image.

"Models Off Duty: Fashion's Best Dressed Models Off the Runway, By Craig Arend" cocktail reception at W New York-Times Square on September 1 from 7-9pm. R.S.V.P. at