‘The Art of Fashion’: Randi Baird celebrates her first solo show with the help of Stina Sayre

Photographer Randi Baird has been photographing the designs of Stina Sayre since 2006. — Photo by Randi Baird

On Tuesday, July 14, from 5 to 7pm, noted Vineyard photographer Randi Baird will present her extensive fashion photography featuring Stina Sayre Designs at the Winter Street, Edgartown, store with “The Art of Fashion: A Photography Collective by Randi Baird.” Since 2006, Ms. Baird and European designer Stina Sayre have collaborated to uniquely present fashion through the lens of a camera.

According to a press release, a collective of 30-plus environmental portraitures will focus on depicting the strength of women as well as the beauty of the designs. “I like to use the textures and lines within the environment to accentuate the unique lines of Stina’s clothing,” said Ms. Baird of her first solo Vineyard show. “A greenhouse, a forest, a harbor, even a quarry, can quickly become the perfect canvas to accentuate her unique voice.”

“Fashion photography has been an essential element of my expression, almost an extension of my design process,” added Ms. Sayre of Ms. Baird’s dynamic photographs. “From our first photo shoot, I found our process inspiring as we fed one another’s creativity and aesthetic. Randi’s artistry both captures the ‘adventurous woman’ I design for, as well as embodies her power in a most meaningful way.”

A resident of Martha’s Vineyard since 1995, Randi Baird (randibaird.com) has been shooting worldwide for more than 20 years. Prior to setting up her Vineyard studio, she worked as a photojournalist for Greenpeace International, documenting their work around the world as well as on three expeditions aboard its environmental campaign ship, Rainbow Warrior. It was during her tenure with the environmental organization that she honed her style of using a given surrounding as a palette for portraiture.

Ms. Baird’s show is the kickoff of the Summer Arts and Fashion Series that Stina Sayre Design has organized in support of the Martha’s Vineyard arts community. Future events will include Patricia Marroquin’s “Painted Scarves” (August 10, Edgartown) and portraitist Elizabeth Whelan’s “Island Women” (August 22, Vineyard Haven), as well as her own “Ice and Flow Fashion Show” on August 4 to benefit another passion of Ms. Sayre’s: Friends of Family Planning Martha’s Vineyard, where she has been a board member since 2011.

“The Art of Fashion: A Photography Collective by Randi Baird” will be presented from 5 to 7pm on Tuesday, July 14th at Stina Sayre Design on Winter Street in Edgartown. Many of her works will remain onsite throughout the summer season. For more information, email krista@stinasayre.com or call 508-693-5180.