“The 4th Floor” Collectors Issue!

26 July 2012

You may have seen some of "The 4th Floor" series, which we have been sharing with you over the past few months. To keep you pleased and surrounded by beauty during a rather cruel and cold winter you may say.

The series is a collection of images of boys photographed by Cecilie Harris in her London flat. It is a book about boys, the period of adolescence, the insecurities, the innocence. And although if you are a regular visitor of our website, and you would have seen these images online, there is nothing quite like looking at a hard copy of beautiful images flowing through the pages. There is something magical about seeing all these images merge together into one collection of chapters.

"I really wanted to capture a series of images of different boys in my own environment, capturing the more raw elements of the teenage boy. In a world with a lot of pre-conceptions of who they are, I wanted to explore and share their more honest and vulnerable sides. The teenage boy has an amazing magic within him, and to be able to capture it in beautiful images is something that's close to my heart." Cecilie Harris

As we reveal our fabulous cover below with the even more fabulous Luke Worrall (D1), we are reminded just how magic he was to shoot. Boys by Girls fave Matthew Bell (Elite) finishes off the collection with the closing chapter in the book as beautifully as only Matthew can, and was the perfect back cover for a publication we are incredibly proud of.

We will be showing you a peek inside the book next week, cause we think it's beautiful. If you can't wait, the collectors issue is now available for you to buy here!

If you want to go behind the scenes of how some of these images were captured, have a look here.

The4th Floor_Cover
The4th Floor_Back
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...