It's safe to say that Anders Hayward at Supa Model Management is a big favourite of ours to work with. We first met the South East Londoner when Cecilie Harris photographed him for the editorial ‘The Boy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’. What sparked her interest in Anders was his natural ability to connect with the camera and tell a story through the images created. The beauty of Anders is that he is a true creative soul, and as a dancer he knows how to use his body and his movements to portray raw emotion.
Boys by Girls photographer Georgie Wileman caught up with Anders for our latest issue, "Lessons", and keeping true to her intimate photographic style, she shot him at his studio in the London Contemporary Dance School for his own namesake editorial 'Anders'. Being in his personal space allowed Georgie to capture Anders at his most natural; just him moving in the most subtle yet breathtaking way. Stylist Eilidh Greig put Anders in Nike and Sunspel sportswear, allowing him to move both freely and comfortably. This video merges documentary with the art of dance, there is never a still moment and it almost gives the illusion that Georgie has managed to sneak into a studio unnoticed and capture the magical moments of practice before the dancer's performance. With his cool Billy Elliott vibes and Black Swan grace, we would definitely give Anders a standing ovation.
To see the full editorial and to get your own copy of issue 5 "Lessons", click here.
Words by Sara Gilmer.