LENSED BY AKILA BERJAOUI
“THE SUBJECT, SWANN FINES, I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO CALL MY BOYFRIEND AND PARTNER IN LIFE—SO THE EXPERIENCE OF SHOOTING WAS INTIMATE AND EXPLORATORY. I LOVE TO DOCUMENT MY JOURNEYS BY CAPTURING THE 'IN BETWEEN' MOMENTS, THE SENSUALITY OF THE MALE AND FEMALE FORM, AND UNSUSPECTING BATHING BEAUTIES.”

AKILA BERJAOUI
Swim Brief
Swim Brief
“Akila has a unique way of capturing colors and dreamy atmospheres, creating tales that are truly aspirational. While the subjects are normally women, I was curious to see how masculine energy would translate through Akila's lens. The result is sensual and vulnerable—yet also evokes this exciting, intimate feeling about summer. It is impossible to not let your mind wander to balmy, summer times.”

Christian Larson, Artistic Director
Econyl