Purple Magazine
— The Island Issue #35 S/S 2021

lili sumner

photography by THISTLE BROWN

the new zealand archipelago in the southwestern pacific ocean is made up of two major islands and 700 smaller ones. it was the last place on earth free of human life — the first migrators, from eastern polynesia, arrived there between 1250 and 1300, long before british colonization.

lili sumner, one of purple’s favorite models, escaped new york isolation to shoot a naked story with her friend, inspired by their mutual love for their country.

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The Island Issue #35 S/S 2021

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