Boys at home, boys in bedrooms, boys in pyjamas, and now boys at school.
This documentary series inside issue 8
brings us back to the locker room days, to the awkward jumpers that were hastily pulled over your head before heading into form room, to the untucked shirts and loosely fitting ties that would be constantly remarked on, but never really fixed. We continue our tradition of documenting boys in their natural habitat, this time choosing "the school" as our subject.
School a place where youth is immortalised, and captured by our photographers the insignificant details speak volumes of the current generation of boys. School is a place where majority of boys spend their days. We search and capture the finer details: the name tags strewn across lockers, the hand scrawled writing across desks, the steps they climb every day in an unconscious manner. The corners they lean on: talking, waiting and inhaling smoke.
All that was not observed is suddenly picked up on, suddenly recorded to memory, like those notes we used to pass from desk to desk with little messages. The ones we would keep in our pockets for months, because the scrumpled up memories simply made us smile. This time we capture the boys' memories through the lens, snippets of their school life that they will look back on. Snippets to smile at, laugh at and cherish.
Olivia Rose, Paola Vivas, Sophie Mayanne and Sam Copeland bring us back to those days with dingy grey skies, shy grins, laughing and bad homework excuses.
See if we can bring you back to the school bell with Issue 8 available
now available to buy in shops and online.
Model REECE HAROLD at PREMIER MODELS.
Photography by SOPHIE MAYANNE.
Model SAM K at ESTABLISHED.
Photography by SAM COPELAND.
Model AMARA SHERIFF at PREMIER MODELS.
Photography by OLIVIA ROSE.
Model CHRISTOPHER MCCRORY at SUPA MODELS.
Photography PAOLA VIVAS.
Words by Liz Ord.