Lauren Bonner and Dariany Santana photographed by Cooper Naitove for Yume.
“Generally before a shoot, I meet with the models to brainstorm. The model I was meeting with on this occasion told me she couldn’t shoot that weekend because she was heading to Puerto Rico with some friends. It was almost zero degrees in New York at the time so I jealously grumbled “damn, have fun… wish I was going somewhere warm.” Without hesitation she said, “so come with us.” I thought she was joking. She wasn’t! I thought about it for about five seconds, booked a flight right there on my phone, and was off to Puerto Rico the following morning. I had never met this girl before but I figured this is why freelancers do what we do — to take advantage of opportunities like this!”
– Cooper Naitove