Rebel Days

30 December 2015
Do you remember when you were completely and utterly, stupidly in love? When the first thing in the morning was thinking of him - of his hair falling effortlessly in place. His eyes never really giving away his thoughts and his attitude always shutting every one out. He was that troubled soul you wanted to understand. Headstrong and defiant. Sullen and vulnerable all at the same time. And do you remember how much your parents hated it?
We’ve all had that crush on a boy our parents didn’t like at all. If it were up to them, we would date that sweet and sensitive boy, never insisting, never daring, always on the safe side. An honest, calm and untroubled soul who does nothing to upset anyone. We all need that hint of daring and rebellion in our lives, someone whose mischief takes us to places we would dream of taking ourselves. That boy who is not troubled by rules, and breaks into the observatory just to show us the stars. Someone who lets us see the world differently and has not yet planned everything out, who goes with the unknown.
Photographer Sarah Benjamin transports you to faded memories of former loves - the daring days of youth. Capturing Jackson Beyda at Red NYC Models in raw, rebellious moments, she sets the scene in subtle nuances of black and white. Her documentary style always perceptible, she tells the story of that mysterious loner who lingers in the corner of the streets of New York, examining you with his dark, enigmatic look.
Stylist Nina Chitadze plays with contrasting garments, from a casual Adidas jacket to a beige suit by The Row to enhance the idea of that bad boy vibe of gansters and cowboys throughout each outfit. Welcome to the rebel days.

Above Left: T-Shirt by AMERICAN APPAREL, Leather Scarf by ALEXANDER WANG, Pants by ZARA, Shoes by ADIDAS.
Above Right: Shirt by AMERICAN APPAREL.

Above Left: Sweatshirt by DROLE DE MONSIEUR.
Above Right: Coat by BY H. NEW YORK, Pants by ZARA, Boxers by CALVIN KLEIN.

Above: Jacket by ADIDAS.

Above: As before.

Above: As before.

Above Left: Suit by THE ROW, Tank by AMERICAN APPAREL.
Above Right: Shirt Vintage.

Stockists:
ADIDAS
ALEXANDER WANG
AMERICAN APPAREL
CALVIN KLEIN
DRÔLE DE MONSIEUR
BY H. NEW YORK
THE ROW
ZARA



Words by Saskia Pfeiffer.

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