Irina Shayk impressed photographer

Irina Shayk

The acclaimed photographer has shot campaigns for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world, such as Victoria’s Secret, Louis Vuitton and Cartier.

He was initially unsure what Irina would be like, but has grown to love the underwear shot he took of her in Madrid in 2010.

“She is Cristiano Ronaldo’s girl, so you think you’re going to get a fairly generic image; standard poses. So you think, how can I break that? I shot her on an abandoned farm to get away from that girl-on-the-beach thing. She’s one of the few girls who really does look like that – you could shoot her in the airport in the morning and you’d get an impressive picture,” he told GQ.

Vincent has also shot Eva Herzigova, taking her picture following the birth of her first son. He was delighted with the work they produced together.

“Models go through certain stages, and they go through certain fatigue. This Eva picture was so successful because she’d just had a baby and really wanted to get back into it. I live in Ibiza, and that picture was taken in my garden. It was one of the most re-printed pictures I’ve ever taken,” he said of the image, which shows Eva in white underwear with a strand of wheat between her teeth.