Photographed by Stephen Mark Sullivan

Havaianas Trancoso from Safilo
This month we’re taking our focus off the frame and reflecting on the power of the lens. Lenses most often do their work behind the scenes, keeping vision sharp and eyes protected but rarely making a fashion statement. One exception to this rule is the flash lens. Highly mirrored, often vibrantly colored, these lenses are beloved by selfie takers for their dramatic reflections and visual punch. Quiet frames amplify their cool with these lenses, conservative frames find their wild side and funky frames command attention with an equally eye-catching lens. It’s a vibrant way to see the world and to have the world see you.

–Iris Johnson