Isle au Haut, Maine — The historic Keeper’s House property on Isle au Haut’s Robinson Point was one of several locations utilized during the recent Brooks Brothers shoot for its fall collection. The granite and brick lighthouse and the weather-beaten boathouse on the oceanfront property served as backdrops for male and female models decked out in the latest cool weather fashions.
Photographs from the Isle au Haut shoot have already appeared on the Brooks Brothers website, in catalogs and promotional postcards.
The production company that coordinated the shoot was introduced to Isle au Haut by Ellsworth
photographer William Brehm. Brehm and his wife, Honora, operate the Maine Location, which scouts locations around the area for filmmakers and photographers. Brooks Brothers was looking for a quintessential Maine location with weathered buildings and lobster traps framing an ocean backdrop.
Brehm organized a similar fashion shoot on Isle au Haut in the past and knew it would be perfect for Brooks brothers.
The Robinson Point Light Station was built in 1907 to guide fisherman to safe harbor during brutal winter storms. It was later operated for many years as a popular bed and breakfast called the Keeper’s House by current owners Jeff and Judi Burke. Now retired, the Burkes are selling the property.
A crew of about 18 people were ferried to the Isle au Haut for the June Brooks Brothers shoot. Some stayed at the Keeper’s House property, while others found lodging in other parts of the island. In addition to shooting at various locations around Isle au Haut, other photographs used in the Brooks Brothers campaign were taken in Bar Harbor and at Thurston’s Lobster Pound in Bernard on Mount Desert Island.