It’s December and sunny with a high of seventy-five. The rhythmic hum of gulf waves acquiesce with the erratic buzz of electric golf carts. Boca Grande, the small residential community on Gasparilla Island in southwest Florida, is second (or third) home to the affluent, former Presidents, and the like. It largely remains a “one road town” and that’s the way everyone likes it. There isn’t a single stop light in sight and no one is ever in a rush. It’s the perfect playground for the J.McLaughlin girl. The community eagerly played host to the J.McLaughlin summer campaign I was shooting. And even though I was working long days, Boca Grande has a way of slowing you down just enough to really be in the moment.
Photographed in Boca Grande, FL