same guy from the previous post. this is just a play on how in the old times men carried their cigarette packs folded in their t-shirt sleeves. rebel-bad-boy sort of stuff - and also wearing one's addiction on one's sleeve - only this time it's addiction to gadgets and technology. i submitted this concept to stocksy, but the editor said he didn't get the context, so i did a reshoot of the same thing and submitted it to alamy. it's part of my latest series there.
i do love tho that i didn't have to source clothes for him to wear (we wear the same size, all my stuff is fair game) and that he was a real trouper during the shoot. stocksy said it wanted some sartorialist-style street fashion photo, so there.
vintage pirate coat from vivienne westwood (this one is charles'), suede chukkah boots from a.p.c., iggy jeans from agnes b., hooded sweater from diesel (which the model smirked at, comparing the style of the hoodie to foreskin) and hat from dior homme.
remember when i said the people from stocksy sometimes suggest what to shoot?
i was gonna do a gay-themed series of photos, but there wasn't
necessarily an inspiration board for this, so i thought, why not just do
the moodboard for couples? here's what the editors of stocksy think are good couple photos.
great, right? i thought, those are mostly young (except for one)
white (except for one) hetero (except for two?) couples. what if just
try to recreate those moments, but with a gay black couple? (photo
above, they're models of course, and may or may not be gay in real
life). i was curious to see if they'll be perceived to be just as romantic (not at all? even more so?).
but then there were just so many hours in a session and i ran out of steam, so i continued the next day with another pair of models (photo above).
the results, plus a lot of variations (i tend to veer off path when shooting), are in this gallery (first day) and this gallery (second day). they're not all there yet as i'm still going through the photos and might actually do a third day of shoot for the set-ups that i missed, but they'll end up in those galleries.
this, for example, is a lame attempt at "a touch to the lips" - i should've gone closer, over the shoulder of the guy touching the other, more intimate - ah well. and this, which i like, is a combination of "love at every age" and "roof".