Intimate Moments with Bella Hadid by Alana O'Herlihy

Intimate Moments with Bella Hadid by Alana O'Herlihy

Photographer Alana O'Herlihy shoots longtime friend Bella Hadid as she gets ready for her dinner with V and Dior Makeup, capturing the supermodel as only a close friend could—using the same lens, but with a completely different view.

Photographer Alana O'Herlihy shoots longtime friend Bella Hadid as she gets ready for her dinner with V and Dior Makeup, capturing the supermodel as only a close friend could—using the same lens, but with a completely different view.

Text: Alana O'Herlihy

Bella has been a dear friend of mine for about six years now. We went to two different high schools together, and did a lot of growing up with each other. Sometimes after classes, we would drive in my car and find random spots around our town where we would just sit and talk and occasionally smoke cigarettes ;). Bella is one of the only people that I have maintained a friendship with from high school and that is a true testament to the loveliness she carries with her.

Photographing her is intimate and easy because that beginning barrier between photographer and subject that usually takes a second to break is already eliminated. It just flows and works. We have both actually been taking photos of each other for years now because Bella is also a pretty good photographer herself; it is something we have been doing for most of our friendship.

She really is a cool chick and always has been. She is a special girl to me, now a special woman to the world.

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