Models and Sharks Come Together for Fashion Shoot

Shawn Heinrichs

Creating some of the most unique fashion imagery ever captured, Shawn Heinrichs paired models with whale sharks for a campaign to bring awareness of the sharks to the world. While the enchanting photography could have easily been used in a high fashion advertising campaign, the motives seem to be purely environmental. 


An underwater fashion shoot involving the world's largest sharks? An intriguing concept, to be sure, and an assignment that might seem perilous for the models.

But given that the recent photo shoot in the Philippines involved docile whale sharks, the result was merely a series of stunning images designed to inspire awareness regarding the plight of these amazing plankton-eating creatures.

Shawn Heinrichs teamed with Kristian Schmidt for the unique project, believed to be the world's first whale shark fashion shoot.

Also involved were models Roberta Mancino (a renowned sky-diver and wingsuit flier), Hannah Fraser, Fazili Krasniqi, and Taro Smith, and an underwater lighting specialist. Read More

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