Vanguard photographer and director Sharif Hamza melds Ivy League style with Olympic intensity in his new film, enlisting professional athletes and models for a sleek training session.

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The filmmaker drew inspiration from the air of exclusivity surrounding the sport. We love the cool blue tones and the tension created by Hamza.

“Rowing has always seemed to be somewhat elitist to me; something that everybody recognizes, but a privileged few actually get to experience, I also associate that with the world of fashion. So the context was ideal.”