Born in Hollywood, California, Randall Slavin was working a dead-end job in a gas station when he wandered into a local photography studio and struck up a friendship with the owner, who took the young Mr. Slavin under his wing and taught him some photography basics. Since then, Slavin’s photography has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. He shot Ocean Drive’s cover star, actress Shay Mitchell. What was your inspiration for the shoot? I envisioned Miss Mitchell as an Italian country girl relaxing on vacation in Portofino. Any exciting plans for the summer? I’m taking up rock climbing and have a trip scheduled to climb the North Face at Yosemite.