Bloom

24 June 2019

Photographer Jessica Sidenros
Fashion Nicole Lennig
Words by Daniel Grimston
Grooming Martin Sundqvist
Models Jean-Jacques and Marlon at Stockholmsgruppen and Augustine and Tommy at Nisch Management

How they reach out to us, pollinating the air with their gaze, flowering their own bodies, making life a garden. Everything has its own bloom - a buttonhole, the palm, the contours of the face – and the body is always ripe for planting. Listen and you can hear the secrets whispering through the stems. Listen and you might catch a speck of truth to pull you back home. Perhaps you’ll pick one, hold it to you like these boys, hold it loose as a childhood toy, hold it like comfort itself. Remember, beauty comes from growing things.

So shows this lens. Jessica Sidenros catches these models - Augustine, Jean Jacques, Tommy, Marlon - holding and held by these bright flowers. Each of them is a burst of colour flecking life into the shots like a bullet. It focuses the eye to have growing things hanging from the clothes - makes the fabrics themselves more vivid as if they have been nudged into motion by the colours’ pulsing. Even bare flesh is enriched.

But colour has to fade. Black and white come always, seeping into everything like strange ink. It is an antidote to the luminosity of living. Here they are, suspended, frozen between breaths, waiting for rebirth and the return of green things.

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Above left: Coat by L’Homme Rouge, Trousers by Cos, Socks by Arket, Bracelet by Hermes and Ring Stylist's own
Above right: Shirt by Acne Studios

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Above: Jean Jacques wears Jacket by Our Legacy and Trousers by Hope. Augustine wears Jacket by Our Legacy, Trousers by Acne Studios, Bracelet by Hermes and Ring Stylist’s own

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Above: Jumpsuit by Acne Studios, Necklace by Algeria, Bracelet by Hermes, Ring Stylist’s own and Trainers by Converse

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Above left: Jean Jacques wears Jacket by Tiger of Sweden, Hat by & Other Stories and Scarf Vintage.
Above right: Tommy wears Shirt by Ida Klamborn and Vest Stylist’s own

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Above: Shirt by Acne Studios

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Above right: Augustine wears Shirt by L’Homme Rouge, Coat and shorts by Cos, Socks by Arket and Trainers by Converse. Jean Jacques wears Jacket, Trousers and Shoes by Tiger of Sweden, Hat by & Other Stories and Scarf Vintage.

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Above left: Tommy wears Sweater and Shoes by Tiger of Sweden, Trousers by L’Homme Rouge and Scarf Stylist’s Own. Marlon wears Blouse by H&M, Trousers by Hope, Socks by Arket and Trainers by Adidas
Abover right: Jacket by Giorgio Armani

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Above: Augustine wears Shirt and Jumpsuit by Acne Studios, Socks by Arket, Bracelet by Hermes and Ring Stylist's own. Marlon wears Shirt by L’Homme Rouge, Trousers by Gucci and Socks by Weekday. Jean Jacques wears Shirt by Dior, Trousers by Prada and Shoes by Tiger of Sweden. Tommy wears Shirt by L’Homme Rouge, Trousers by Cos and Shoes by Tiger of Sweden

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Above left: Scarf by Tiger of Sweden and Trousers by Toteme
Above right: Same as before

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Above right: Jean Jacques wears Jacket by Tiger of Sweden and Necklace Vintage from Rajasthan

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