When boyhood draws to a close, we’re thrown into life at full speed. There’s a path to find, somewhere in the haze that we call our future, and there’s a lot of pressure to find it. Decisions are thrust upon us, and there are so many opportunities that it can be hard to see the ones that could be magical; that could be just right. It’s tough. It’s confusing. And it’s fucking scary. It’s important to realise that not all decisions need to be made right now, that we will be a different person next week and we don’t need to define who we are at this moment, or ever. But, maybe most importantly, we need good people around us; people that will hold us up and keep us together through this strange, indefinite time.
In this editorial series, Kim Jobson welcomes Joe (AMCK), John (Milk) and Henry (Wilhelmina) in front of her camera. She captures the boys’ individuality through these portraits, but despite them never standing in shot together, the series evokes a sense of mutual support and strength, just in the knowing that they’re all there. They’re a diverse trio, each boy different to the next - but perhaps that’s what works so well.
Sarah-Maria Booth pushes the diversity into the styling with an eclectic wardrobe. John sits in an almost spiritual, scarlet Marcelo Burton two-piece as his piercing blue eyes stare to the distance. Joe sits in a suit-hoodie combo that evokes street style and enginuity. And Henry oozes autumn in the countryside in a wood-cutter-esque Wrangler two-piece. The styles are unpredictable, yet it feels comfortable. I guess that’s what leaving boyhood is all about. Taking life’s twists and turns, while feeling comfortable knowing there are people by your side, no matter where you end up.