Portraits Of Paul Tockuss

5 March 2015

Across the pond, venturing into the cold hues of London City for the first time, Paul Tockuss (IMG Models) shadows a sense of casual cool and effortless beauty in this monochromatic series captured by Sophie Mayanne.

Shooting in the constraints of her own home with her front room as the playing field, Sophie measures the portraits with close frames, searching and pulling a series of emotions of Paul. We see the serene and we see the beautiful, as Paul floats thoughtlessly from frame to frame. Miles away from the Australian sun, Paul's eyes quietly glisten with stories of a new found adventure, the snapshot framing sealing memories and quirks of a trip to remember.

Dasha Kova styles this portrait series in a laid back, casual way to compliment the intimate, mellow feel, and as the shoot comes to an end Paul reminsces the memories of the burger he found last night (he's a self-proclaimed burger connoisseur, we promise).

Above Left: Jacket by CHRISTOPHER SHANNON, T-Shirt by KIT NEALE, Trousers by BERTHOLD, Trainers by KURT GEIGER x JAMES LONG
Above Right: Jumper by JAMES LONG

Above: Top by THE WHITE BRIEFS, Jeans by NATURAL SELECTION

Above Left: Jacket by KIT NEALE
Above Right: Shirt and jeans by NATURAL SELECTION

Above Left: Top by SNCL, Jeans by NATURAL SELECTION
Above Right: Vest by THE WHITE BRIEFS, Trousers by NATURAL SELECTION

Above Left: T-Shirt by CHRISTOPHER SHANNON
Above Right: Vest by THE WHITE BRIEFS, Jeans by NATURAL SELECTION

Above: Vest by THE WHITE BRIEFS

Stockists:

BERTHOLD
CHRISTOPHER SHANNON

JAMES LONG
KIT NEALE

KURT GEIGER
NATURAL SELECTION
SNCL
THE WHITE BRIEFS



Words (sort of) by Joakim Heltne.

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