It takes a village … and a VW bus.

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The 14-hour days and challenging conditions don't scare our photo crew. Here are a few of the lighter moments from our recent Arizona photoshoot for the March catalog.

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Photo: Jim Bastardo

We like to say that "Umbrellas are for cocktails, Tuuci systems are made for shade." In this case, it appears the team is enjoying both.

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Preparing the shot of the 1966 Collection by Richard Schultz, at the Bradley residence designed by architect Michael P. Johnson.

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Photographer Jim Bastardo is the first to have a cactus incident.

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It takes a lot of luggage for a two-week photoshoot.

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…and a lot of equipment.

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…and a lot of oatmeal.

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No, we can't move the cactus. No, we can't make it shorter. Just make it work, dammit.

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The Arizona desert is really beautiful.

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VP of Marketing + Creative Michael Sainato enjoying the landscape (and cell phone reception).