In the midst of constant distractions, there is a simple beauty in carefree concentration. Sometimes your thoughts become lost in an endless stream of clutter; the repetitive imagery blasting across screens - the intrusion of blue light flashing against your retinas. Jamie and Ludo at Models 1 rebel against today’s climate of anti-social media, as they return to the skate park, an emblem of camaraderie for teenagers everywhere. Joining an increasing movement to get offline and into the streets, they’re part of a generation finding solace in concrete sanctuaries.
Stepping out of yourself, finding stillness within each second like motionless frames of inspiration. Gliding through the air, and for a split moment - you’re limitless. Photographer Michelle Marshall bottles this feeling of boyhood freedom and the pursuit of everyday bliss. Off the ground, far away from the troubles of those restricted by gravity. The gentle creeks of the ramp, the vibration of the earth meeting your momentum, it's a form of meditation in motion. Referencing the classic eras of skating and its California heritage, the utilitarian looks are paired with nostalgic flourishes. Stylist Becky Seager merges a clean minimalism with splashes of natural tones and of course, ease of movement. Hanging out, taking the glory of exploring the limits of your personal intricacies; the skilfully planned footwork, the calming breeze against your sun-drenched skin. Battle-scars become the signifier of your commitment, an extension of your ability to embrace the pangs of adrenaline urging you forward. The trials of youth are tested within these four open walls, it’s an unsaid promise of belonging.