4 November 2015

Far below the tree tops. Pathways lay, leading to forbidden places. Plains of mystery. Forbidden fruits line the deepest floors. Pacing through the forests carpets. Rushing through the cherry blossom. Overcoming the dark. To the corn fields where the young reside. Shelter from realities. To be forgotten forever - or at least for now.

Nicola Collins transports you to the enchanted surroundings of the Essex countryside. A favourite spot of Willis’ at Select Model Management - a personal haven, living in these untampered terrains. There is sanctuary and shelter in the safe woodland, refuge of realities and a sense of childhood adventures. The abandoned woodland hold stories of the young, faded tales and forgotten myths paintiently waiting to be re-discovered. Locked in the minds of those that imagine.

Nevertheless, Nicola helps aid your imagination, creating a wonderland of allurement. Shooting in black and white and keeping her images in high contrast, Nicola captures Willis’ fairytale locks, framing his angular features beautifully. Groomed is perfected by Kim Kiefer (Frank Agency) using Urban Decay and Bumble & Bumble.

Stylist David Hawkins (Frank Agency) plays with masculine leather jackets, kitsch patterned shirts and 90’s ribbed tank tops. Creating charming results as he mixes pieces from Kit Neale, BLK DNM, and John Varvaratos to add a modern edge to our sort of fairytale.

There is solitude awaiting in the fields.

Above Left: Shirt by BLK DNM.
Above Right: Coat by KIT NEALE, Jeans by BLK DNM.

Above: Jacket by KIT NEALE, Jeans by BLK DNM.

Above Left: As Before.

Above: Jacket by BERTHOLD, Shirt by JOHN VARVATOS, Scarf Stylist’s Own.

Above: Jacket by JOHN VARVATOS, Jeans by BLK DNM.

Above Left: As Before.
Above Right: Leather Jacket by BLK DNM, Vest by BEYOND RETRO.

Above: As Before.


Words by Rosie Williams.

Willis Select1
Willis Select2
Willis Select3
Willis Select4
Willis Select5
Willis Select6
Willis Select7
Willis Select8
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View The pink is a cacophony against the emptiness - a melody line paced in a second-hand birthday suit, easily hemmed... View And we are wild to make it stop: stuck in an empty booth, bold colours warming us up, no microphones... View He is light as a feather. Leather weighs heavy on him, adds ballast to his reality, suddenly makes it terrifying... View In the safety of a white suit, he blows himself about the empty space, spinning between instruments like a bird... View Like a hawk or an old hero, staring down the back of his future’s head, this boy takes to empty... View If change doesn’t arrive obediently, it will be chased down and hunted by the hungry. Peace is not prop for... View Falling apart at the seams and dripping onto the carpet of grass beneath bruised feet as the race for the... View Forget figuring out the bus routes, forge new passports with model mugshots and sprint for the border closing in around... View The traffic is stalled in the streets, halted by a punishing red light at every crossroads in every direction. City... View Tommy traces graffiti scrawled along paint, cement, and brick swirling in patterns denoting names and connoting beliefs while stylist Kayleigh... View Quitting a town named Stagnation in favour of an unfamiliar map revealing the temptation of breaking out into the unknown... View Rendezvous at the confidential hotspot for meaningful action. Setting the wheels in motion for an alternative living and imposing a... View Pushing through the crowd and negotiating the battlefield of elbows and toes, the commotion expands to a deafening silence. Chants... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘Standstill’ featuring Tommy Harragan at IMG models. Photographer Amber Grace Dixon captures Tommy’s standout... View A Renaissance man in every sense, @kalamaepstein writes/directs as well as acts and has a couple of shorts currently in... View View @kalamaepstein is photographed around Venice Beach, California - incidentally the location for one of his earliest projects, the short film... View View View Like a moth to a flame, some souls are drawn towards the light. Others seek solace dancing amongst the shadows...