Portraits Of Oscar Boughen

19 March 2015

Piercing eyes alongside an endearing androgynous face; slightly feminine features and curls of blonde untamed hair neatly falling into place. Here we are confronted by Oscar at Premier Models, a boy who appears to be delightfully unaware of his charm and charisma both in front of and behind the camera. He encapsulates an air of 90s youth culture, an era of anarchy, carelessness and of course completely effortless style. Stylist Lucy Alexandra Hamilton taps into this perfectly, using old school brands such as Levis and Adidas, running them alongside more contemporary designs such as American Apparel. Oscar wouldn’t look out of place as a schoolyard heartthrob in any US high school TV show.

BBG photographer Amber Grace Dixon naturally photographs at ease as the carefully put together styling, model, and industrial location work together completely hand in hand. Simple compositions and framing give off a complete Larry Clark feel; completely hand in hand with the Boys by Girls vibe. These beautiful black and white portraits of Oscar are unpretentious and relaxed adding an amazing air of mystery to this boy; Amber leaves you with unanswered questions, hanging onto the ripped seams for more. Try and figure Oscar out for yourself.

Top left: Jacket and shirt by BEYOND RETRO, T-shirt by AMERICAN APPAREL, Trousers by ROKIT, Shoes MODELS OWN.
Top right: T-shirt AMERICAN APPAREL, Jeans LEVI'S.

Above: Jacket by LEE, Shirt by BEYOND RETRO, T-Shirt by AMERICAN APPAREL, Dungaree by OSHKOSH.

Top left: Jacket and shirt by BEYOND RETRO, T-shirt by AMERICAN APPAREL.
Top right: Jumper by ADIDAS, Shirt by ROKIT.

Top left: Jacket by LEE, T-Shirt by AMERICAN APPAREL, Dungaree by OSHKOSH.
Top right: Coat MODELS OWN, Hoodie ROKIT.

Above: Jumper by ADIDAS.

Above left: T-Shirt by AMERICAN APPAREL.
Above right: Suede jacket by BEYOND RETRO, Jumper by ADIDAS, Shirt around waist by BEYOND RETRO, Jeans by LEVIS


Words by Molly Rose Baker.

Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View View View @nickhargrove and Hedvig connect over moody European roots (we blame the weather!), humans' innate longing for belonging, and Nick's journey... View @nickhargrove on feeling connectedSee link in bio for the full feature.Interview @hedvigwerner
View Gigi captures ‘Charmed’ star @nickhargrove in a new exclusive feature. See link in bio for the full feature. Photography @ggphotographyofficial... View Turn down the TV so it doesn’t clash with the sounds of bodies in sync. All in, don’t hold anything... View Soft cotton bedsheets smooth and caress weary limbs. Come rain or shine, the airy fabrics welcome their tenant home. ... View Lucy found Tom and Francesc to be incredibly comfortable both in front of each other and the camera while being... View Ecstasy from dusk to dawn when in each other’s company. Pure elation arising from the simplicity of fingers running down... View This series was inspired around Lucy being in love herself and the overwhelming feelings of falling in love. She wanted... View Engulfed in each other, problems and politics blur into background noise of a soundtrack delightfully ignored. . . Photography by... View A bed fit for kings hosts the sincerest intimacies. Eye to eye. Chest to chest. Lips to lips. Honesties slip... View Between veins and nails lie the beauty of the details. Mental notes remember the way they reach out, how they... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘The Touch’ by Lucy Jarvis. Lucy photographs her close friend Tom and his partner... View The threads they’re clad in too - styled by Sara Grižon - holding the human, keeping it safe, showing us... View Doesn’t it make the air lighter, to see how easy they breathe together? Same lungs, same heart, same blood -... View We can watch the Slovenian @zavbibrothers cultivate this forest with their memories, scattering their present onto the overgrown paths. We... View Motion and stasis, the undergrowth and the sky - a sense of balance meted out to brighten life’s lessons. Even... View Boyhood is a kingdom of sticks huddled in leafmould, defying autumn. See link in bio for the full feature. Talent... View Veronika Malačič captures Slovenian brothers and musicians, @zavbibrothers in a series of black and white frames, accompanied along with a...