Grey Rainbows

27 April 2016

Back and forth, lumbering through an emotional odyssey; leaping from room to room in a desperate search into the unknown chambers of your mind. Fight, kick and scream; caged in and drowning in nothing but your own thoughts; desperation strikes. Resplendent riches for the poorest of minds, your life is left in a spectrum of grey.

In his first appearance for Boys by Girls, Kevin Chan, a freelance model who previously enjoyed a period with IM Models, echoes a troubled soul attempting to shake the shackles of past memories in an attempt to make room for the new. Photographed by Shaira Luna, Kevin breaks free from his tropological confinements to persue an elusive sense of self.

Black and white hues compliment the chic minimalism posed through the sartorial styling of Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena. Attention to detail matters. Kevin’s restraints are physically encapsulated through the Wolfe + Huntr harness locked across his chest. Yet as he bathes in the soft afterglow of dusk, Shaira Luna shows another side of Kevin. One that is at peace with his thoughts at the lighter end of the rainbow.

Above Left: Coat by TOPMAN, Shirt by UNIQLO, Trousers by AVEL BACUDIO.
Above Right: Jacket by AVEL BACUDIO, Shirt by ZARA MAN.

Above Left: Top by UNIQLO.
Above Right: As before.

Above Left: Shirt by AVEL BACUDIO, Harness by WOLFE + HUNTR.
Above Right: As before.

Above: Coat and Shirt by AVEL BACUDIO.

Above: Shoes by SKECHERS, all other clothing as before.

Above: Coat by AVEL BACUDIO, Shirt by UNIQLO.


Words by Akhnaton Selbonne-Willie.

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...