Looking at Drew Barrymore’s latest cover shoot for The Sunday Times Style, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the beachside montage was the work of one of the industry’s biggest photographers. However, with the current coronavirus restrictions in place, Barrymore was forced to get creative, enlisting the help of her family, namely her seven-year-old daughter Olive, to make the cover happen.
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In the candid essay, the actress and beauty mogul revealed that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, she was forced to miss the photoshoot that was set to take place in New York City. Despite the unexpected change of plans, it presented the perfect opportunity for an extremely sweet and personal mother-daughter moment amid the chaos.
“The following is a dialogue between me and my daughter,” Barrymore began her caption.
“ME: Olive will you take pictures for the @theststyle photoshoot. It’s for a magazine people work for years to shoot for!
“OLIVE: Why are you asking me to shoot you mum? And who normally shoots you?
“ME: A photographer. But right now, the world is in a crazy place. Everything is an opportunity to do things differently! So what do you say? Do you want to be my photographer?
“OLIVE: I’m honoured to be your photographer. I like taking pictures, so thank you.
“ME: Do you promise not to shoot me from below?
“OLIVE: Yes. And then you won’t look like you have a very big chin
“ME: Oh no, I’m worried about looking like I have NO chin!”
Barrymore also revealed that her daughter shot the feature entirely on disposable cameras and Polaroid film, with the pair taking to the beach at sunset with a trunk full of clothes to start experimenting.
“I changed right there on the chilly sand, and looked to see if anyone was around … but no! The world is very quiet right now, and you can feel it,” Barrymore continued. “One minute it’s haunting and the next minute you feel like the whole world is a playground.”
We have to say, if this is the type of talent Olive is showing at just seven years old, Drew might have a future fashion photographer on her hands!