From the Archives: Cass Bird

THE BROOKLYN-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES A CERTAIN JOIE DE VIVRE IN LIFE AND IN ART.

Something monumental happened earlier this week: Cass Bird welcomed us into her home with some old-school hip-hop, freshly-brewed coffee and killer dance moves (lady Bird can seriously move). Suffice it to say, the now-CITIPHILE radiates good vibes— and, unsurprisingly, her photographs do too. Whether it’s Daria Werbowy kicking up sand in St Barths or a sunbathing Emma Watson, spring bloom in lips (see below), Bird’s images carry youthful exuberance and yet raw power, each of her subjects seemingly enviable in his or her irreverence. They’re of the rare art that makes you feel nostalgic, happy and hopeful at once. And that goes for all Bird’s platforms— editorial, celebrity and advertisement— including her regularly printed images in Vogue and Porter magazines and her works on permanent display at The Brooklyn Museum. Below, we’ve curated a selection of CP Bird favorites (which, we’ve since realized, is a little like picking your favorite kid: we wouldn’t recommend it).

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Emma Watson for Porter

Freja Beha Erichsen for Vogue UK

Freja Beha Erichsen for Vogue UK

Adam Driver for New York Magazine

Adam Driver for New York Magazine

Daria Werbowy for T Magazine

Daria Werbowy for T Magazine

Elisabeth Moss for New York Magazine

Elisabeth Moss for New York Magazine

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Emma Watson for Porter

Heather Kemsky for Porter

Heather Kemsky for Porter

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Joan Smalls for Vogue 

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Jimmy Choo Campaign

Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls for The Sunday Style

Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls for The Sunday Style

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Marland Backus, Heather Kemsky and Janiece Dilone for Porter

Met Gala for Vogue.com

Met Gala for Vogue.com

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Salma Hayek for T Magazine

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Jay-Z for T Magazine

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Vogue Korea

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