Bruce Weber’s work—a mélange of nostalgia, lust and poetry—is borne of his love affairs with film and radio growing up in 50s Pennsylvania. Today we premiere the first minutes of Barefooting Around the World
, made in collaboration with luxury outdoor furniture maker DEDON
. Capturing an idyllic dreamscape by the sea, the film was shot near Weber’s home on Montauk, Long Island, on a typically grand scale, with such elaborate props as a seaplane, an amphibious vehicle and a house on the waves, constructed by set designer Stefan Beckman from several barges tied together and furnished with DEDON's exquisite designs. Over 90 people made up the cast and crew, including longtime friends and collaborators supermodel Elaine Irwin and model and actress Dree Hemingway
, while the film's original score comes courtesy of Chet Baker arranger John Leftwich. Narration was written by Weber himself, evoking a spirit of freedom and adventure that has long characterized his staggering resume. In a glittering career that has spanned over 30 years, the photographer has shot iconic fashion images for Vanity Fair
and Rolling Stone
, pioneered ad campaigns with Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch, produced books through his own Little Bear imprint and directed films such as the haunting Chet Baker documentary Let's Get Lost.