Fionn O’Shea for Issue 13

1 December 2017

Photographer DOREEN KILFEATHER
Fashion PAULA HUGHES
Interview CECILIE HARRIS
Photography Assistant PODGE KELLY
Fashion Assistant MAYA OLSEN
Intro MARIA MEMET

On the Irish oceanside, we unravel the secluded tales of Irish actor Fionn O'Shea. Photographer Doreen Kilfeather and stylist Paula Hughes traveled to his happy place; a beach just outside of Dublin. Salty skin and sandy hair, the wind spirals around, like the tail end of a hurricane.

We first came across this talented actor in his role as Ned in Netflix drama 'Handsome Devil', a coming of age story close to our own exploration of boyhood. His upcoming drama 'The Aftermath', which takes place in the aftermath of World War II - where he stars against Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård - is another one to look out for in 2018.

Doreen invites you into the terrain of Fionn. Some people are spoiled with these kinds of beautiful views, but for Fionn, this is just his average day. In his interview with Cecilie Harris, Fionn chats about growing up and finding his voice as a young person. 'When I was growing up my mum told me not to follow the crowd and to be myself, so I was always conscious of that.' Whilst, the breeze envelopes, the tufty white clouds drift by and the waves ripple gently. The horizon becomes the line of nickel-silver. Paula dresses Fionn in velvet warm jumpers and unexpected tweed trousers, reminding you of those precious, winter beach escapes. This cyan blue paradise will not be forgotten.

Enjoy the full feature, beyond these brief teasers below, in our Autumn Winter Issue, 'Tales Of A New Generation", which is available to buy in selected stores and online now.
Fionn12
Fionn21
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View The pink is a cacophony against the emptiness - a melody line paced in a second-hand birthday suit, easily hemmed... View And we are wild to make it stop: stuck in an empty booth, bold colours warming us up, no microphones... View He is light as a feather. Leather weighs heavy on him, adds ballast to his reality, suddenly makes it terrifying... View In the safety of a white suit, he blows himself about the empty space, spinning between instruments like a bird... View Like a hawk or an old hero, staring down the back of his future’s head, this boy takes to empty... View If change doesn’t arrive obediently, it will be chased down and hunted by the hungry. Peace is not prop for... View Falling apart at the seams and dripping onto the carpet of grass beneath bruised feet as the race for the... View Forget figuring out the bus routes, forge new passports with model mugshots and sprint for the border closing in around... View The traffic is stalled in the streets, halted by a punishing red light at every crossroads in every direction. City... View Tommy traces graffiti scrawled along paint, cement, and brick swirling in patterns denoting names and connoting beliefs while stylist Kayleigh... View Quitting a town named Stagnation in favour of an unfamiliar map revealing the temptation of breaking out into the unknown... View Rendezvous at the confidential hotspot for meaningful action. Setting the wheels in motion for an alternative living and imposing a... View Pushing through the crowd and negotiating the battlefield of elbows and toes, the commotion expands to a deafening silence. Chants... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘Standstill’ featuring Tommy Harragan at IMG models. Photographer Amber Grace Dixon captures Tommy’s standout... View A Renaissance man in every sense, @kalamaepstein writes/directs as well as acts and has a couple of shorts currently in... View View @kalamaepstein is photographed around Venice Beach, California - incidentally the location for one of his earliest projects, the short film... View View View Like a moth to a flame, some souls are drawn towards the light. Others seek solace dancing amongst the shadows...