Portraying Elegance

26 May 2015

Sitting beautifully on the front of one of our issue 8 double covers, Anders Hayward (SUPA Model Management) is one of those guys with a never-ending list of possibilities. he is one of those guys that is always inspiring and always has something interesting to say. Having danced previously for Issue 5 Lessons, Ander's list of accolades, ambitions and dreams have grown into a solitary state of happiness. He is amazing at what he does. As his dance videos is infiltrating the world of fashion, bringing something new and unique into the scene, Boys by Girls is proud to sit down for a quiet moment and be able to share what is on his mind. We'll share a little snippet of this below.

Shot by Cecilie Harris in the depths of his own home, Anders shares his recent dancing escapades and his appearance in that romantic Burberry Christmas ad. With a number of hidden attributes, a witty mind and talents in dance and choreography, in issue 8 we delve deeper into his creative, atuned mind. Stripped away from the glamurous fashion sets, we learn how he infuses his love of dancing frame to frame.

In a 16 page editorial inside Issue 8 you can find out more about Anders with a full interview inside the issue, available to buy in shops now or via our website.

What have you been up to since we featured our first chapter of Anders?
It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster in terms of modelling. Especially after the Burberry ad, suddenly everything kicked off, it was crazy. I didn’t expect it at all. The video came out in November just on the run up to Christmas, and from there my schedule was rammed. I pretty much just lived on a plane in January, and have been able to travel to some incredible and amazing places that I never thought I would have the opportunity to go. I feel very lucky. People sort of know that I’m a dancer now, so I’ve been able to focus on my dance more as well and incorporate it into my modelling work.

Instant analogue by Cecilie Harris. Special thanks to IMPOSSIBLE.

You deserve it.
Well, not deserve it, you’ve done nothing to gain anything, that’s just how you look. Thank you mum and dad, and you’ve managed to stay skinny through a high metabolism. There’s nothing really to brag about. But with bringing the dance and choreography element into my work, it’s something I am really proud of.

You’ve done quite a few jobs where you have used your dancing and choreography talent now.
Yes, it has been nice, because I’ve managed to do choreography as well as my dancing. It was a proud moment when I saw the ‘Choreography by Anders’ credit. It was so weird to be on the other side and to have the stylist and photographer come up to me and be like “Okay, what do you think for this one?” It made me feel a lot more valued in the shoot. I really like the idea of being a movement director. I know a few photographers have choreographers on set.

How is life different now compared to two years ago?
Life is great. I have moved into my own place now, am fully dependant on myself and not letting my parents pay for anything. I feel like I’ve grown up now, and feel a lot more confident. I guess it comes with age, I am very happy. I’m free to do what I want now and making my career my passion at the same time. It doesn’t feel like work anymore, it just feels good. Know what I mean?

Have you got any last advice for all the troubled boys out there?
I think it’s just a part of growing up isn’t it? You go through that weird stage where you’re like “What the fuck am I doing?”. Find something that you really love, stick to it and really invest in it. If you find something that you really like doing and feel really passionate about, do your best to keep going and don’t ever give up.

Read the full interview inside issue 8.

Interview by Cecilie Harris.
Introduction by Rachel Abebrese.

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