Broken Shadows

5 February 2016
In a place where loneliness fills the entire atmosphere comes time to reflect. From fine times to the darkest of places, the reflective mind dangerously drifts to and fro, causing a complexity of emotions. Shadows hug the body, and only time can tell when a person would ever break away from their own ones.
The mixture of the optimistic Californian sun creeping onto the haunted vibes of a setting that resembles Bates Motel, introduces Sam Evans (Next Models) in a mysterious sight. The model/actor performs as a misunderstood character, shifting his body wherever the light beams. It is as if he craves warmth, an opportunity, or something beyond that. As he steps outside, he pensively gazes into space, feeling exposed in the strong light asking himself, 'Where is my mind?'
Photographer Shaira Luna explores shadow play, utilizing natural sunlight to cleanse all the artificialness around Sam, focusing on a more raw viewpoint. Monochromatic tones and unbaited softness highlight the elegance and calmness of his surroundings. The folds of his turtleneck top, wrinkles of his jacket, and beautiful jawline clearly bring out the crisp and natural quality of Shaira’s photography in this series.

Words by Nicole Chui.

Sam Evans_Shaira_01
Sam Evans_Shaira_02
Sam Evans_Shaira_03
Sam Evans_Shaira_04
Sam Evans_Shaira_05
Sam Evans_Shaira_06
Sam Evans_Shaira_07
Sam Evans_Shaira_08
Sam Evans_Shaira_09
Sam Evans_Shaira_10
Sam Evans_Shaira_11
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View Clarity of vision, sweeter than a caged smile. The Book of Happiness brings together @_farhaannnn_ and @timgnk_ in this colourful... View What would a smile be if we caged it? Sour. Sweetness quickly rots when it can’t dance and a tooth’s... View ‘Try to hold it in your hands and watch it slip away like water from your palms - too fast... View In collaboration with @aceandtate, photographer and editor @cecilieharris presents you with the key to unlock joy: The Book of Happiness... View Close your eyes and breathe it in. Closer to ‘glede’ with every new frame. The Book of Happiness: an exclusive... View Senses delight in a purple explosion as we transport you across fields of endless lavender with an exclusive @aceandtate collaboration... View Growing up as a female, @krowwithak walked a fine line between self-love and self-hate. Now, he embraces himself wholly and... View ‘One of my favourite moments was the first time I was able to use the men’s washroom. I was always... View In a homely studio in London, we are taken down @krowwithak ’s road to ‘glede’, and learn that beauty can... View For model @krowwithak , Cosplay and music are the guiding lights during times of darkness. Discover the beauty in both... View It’s a name I chose for myself when I was 12 years old. It came to me one day when... View @krowwithak found the confidence to transition after immersing himself in the Cosplay community. @cecilieharris talks to the model about his... View Running free amongst the open fields, sheep and stunning views, memories of childhood flood the senses as we find cover... View ‘Having previously told me about how he loved to roam freely in nature as a kid, letting him run free... View Closer to the ocean, yet not quite there. A secret hideout - that kind of hideout we all need sometimes... View Cecilie Harris captures cover boy Louis Baines for BBG Issue 15. A boy that pulls at the human strings in... View Allowing ourselves to escape sometimes is key to our happiness. In our fashion cover story with @louis.baines , we rediscover... View ‘I didn’t see the Dylan I see now or really come into myself until I was 23. I hid everything... View ‘I think you should put some pressure on yourself in leaving behind a good legacy. I think you owe it...