Like Father, like Son

16 December 2016

Photographer SOPHIE MAYANNE
Fashion LULU WENTWORTH
Photography assistant MARCUS SIVYER
Styling assistant ISABELLE SMEDLEY
Below introduction Matthew Regan
Model NICHOLAS SINCLAIR at NAMED MODELS and his son JUSTICE

For Issue 11, Sophie Mayanne captures the unbreakable chain of paternal love shared between Nick and his son Justice. At the shoot, the team felt the true warmth of their relationship, as Nick became a human-climbing frame and the pair played before the lens. There was an almost subliminal connection on display; in the subtlety of micro-expressions, doting eye contact and shared demeanours. Sometimes that kind of magnetic energy needs no direction, it is simply there to be admired.

When you’re a child, who is more a hero than your own dad? He’s your tower of safety, standing high above your little world. You cherish those moments of simple happiness; the kind without limits, free of any prejudice. You look to him and see the little parts of yourself in his face. Eyes are borrowed, your smile is his smile, together you are mirrors of one another.
Your palms rest on his, like a small fishing boat gliding through a vast ocean of serenity. Wrapped up tight, hiding yourself in the darkest parts of his coat, you’re carried like an invisible secret that only he’s discovered. For a father, it’s that odd realisation that your heart is running around in someone else’s body - and they’re usually 4ft-something and wildly unpredictable. One thing is for certain, as your limbs grow and your mind wanders towards new possibilities, that eternal bond will remain.
To see this intimate story come to life in print, our latest Issue 11, "Imagined Songs" is available in stockists worldwide and our BBG Shop.

Nich Justice_13

Above left: Justice wears coat by STELLA MCCARTNEY, top by KENZO
Above right: Justice wears white shirt by ARMANI. Nick wears white shirt by TOMMY HILFIGER and jacket by JOHN VARVATOS

Nich Justice_21

Above: Justice wears tracksuit bottoms by KENZO

Nich Justice_31

Above left: Nick wears top and bottom by ADIDAS, braces by BEYOND RETRO. Justice wears top by ADIDAS, trousers by STELLA MCCARTNEY, braces by ROKIT, shoes by HAVAIANAS
Above right: Nick wears top by COS

Nich Justice_41

Above left: Justice wears shirt by KENZO
Above right: Justice wears suit by PAUL SMITH, roll neck by PEPE JEANS, shoes by RIVER ISLAND. Nick wears suit by RICHARD JAMES, top by CARUSO, shoes by EL GANSO, choker by MIANSAI

Nich Justice_52

Above left: Justice wears own trousers

Nich Justice_61

Above left: Justice wears printed polo neck by PETIT BATEAU
Above right: Nick wears creme polo neck by UNIVERSAL WORKS, top by COS, earrings by JOHN LEWIS

Nich Justice_71

Above: Justice wears white shirt by ARMANI. Nick wears white shirt by TOMMY HILFIGER, jacket by JOHN VARVATOS, choker by MIANSAI

Nich Justice_81

Above: Nick wears tshirt by BEYOND RETRO

Nich Justice_91

Above: Nick wears trackies by DKNY. Justice wears tracksuit bottoms by KENZO

Nich Justice_101

Above: Nick wears coat by EMMA BREWIN, top by COS, trackies by DKNY, shoes by GH BASS. Justice wears coat by STELLA MCCARTNEY, top by KENZO, trousers by KENZO, shoes by RIVER ISLAND

Nich Justice_111

Above: Justice wears top by BEYOND RETRO, trousers by PRIMARK, glasses by ANDY WOLF, shoes by RIVER ISLAND. Nick wears shirt by PAUL AND JOE, flares by BEYOND RETRO, shoes by GH BASS and glasses by SATURNINO EYEWEAR

Nich Justice_121

Above: suits as before

Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View View View @nickhargrove and Hedvig connect over moody European roots (we blame the weather!), humans' innate longing for belonging, and Nick's journey... View @nickhargrove on feeling connectedSee link in bio for the full feature.Interview @hedvigwerner
View Gigi captures ‘Charmed’ star @nickhargrove in a new exclusive feature. See link in bio for the full feature. Photography @ggphotographyofficial... View Turn down the TV so it doesn’t clash with the sounds of bodies in sync. All in, don’t hold anything... View Soft cotton bedsheets smooth and caress weary limbs. Come rain or shine, the airy fabrics welcome their tenant home. ... View Lucy found Tom and Francesc to be incredibly comfortable both in front of each other and the camera while being... View Ecstasy from dusk to dawn when in each other’s company. Pure elation arising from the simplicity of fingers running down... View This series was inspired around Lucy being in love herself and the overwhelming feelings of falling in love. She wanted... View Engulfed in each other, problems and politics blur into background noise of a soundtrack delightfully ignored. . . Photography by... View A bed fit for kings hosts the sincerest intimacies. Eye to eye. Chest to chest. Lips to lips. Honesties slip... View Between veins and nails lie the beauty of the details. Mental notes remember the way they reach out, how they... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘The Touch’ by Lucy Jarvis. Lucy photographs her close friend Tom and his partner... View The threads they’re clad in too - styled by Sara Grižon - holding the human, keeping it safe, showing us... View Doesn’t it make the air lighter, to see how easy they breathe together? Same lungs, same heart, same blood -... View We can watch the Slovenian @zavbibrothers cultivate this forest with their memories, scattering their present onto the overgrown paths. We... View Motion and stasis, the undergrowth and the sky - a sense of balance meted out to brighten life’s lessons. Even... View Boyhood is a kingdom of sticks huddled in leafmould, defying autumn. See link in bio for the full feature. Talent... View Veronika Malačič captures Slovenian brothers and musicians, @zavbibrothers in a series of black and white frames, accompanied along with a...