Sound of Silence

9 June 2019

Photographer Aldona Karczmarczyk
at Van Dorsen Artists
Fashion Kasia Laszcz
Grooming Kasia Brzezińska
Hair Piotr Wasiński
at Van Dorsen Artists
Production Van Dorsen Artists
Set design Marta Fluo
Model Kamil at Uncover Models
Words Daniel Grimston

Like a hawk or an old hero, staring down the back of his future’s head, this boy takes to empty wooden rooms held hostage by his own beating heart. The deepness of the red almost drowns him as all his fates tussle on his shirt, yet Kamil is innocent. Under Aldona Karczmarzyk’s gaze, he explores what happens when potential is confronted with the sound of silence.

In the safety of a white suit, he blows himself about the empty space, spinning between instruments like a bird on a courtship dance. He is light as a feather. Leather weighs heavy on him, adds ballast to his reality, suddenly makes it terrifying, makes him want to sleep - it’s easier and perhaps, with the right eyes, he can woo it into bed too. And yet the itch persists, making the eyes sore. No matter how big his clothes are they cannot hide him.

And we are wild to make it stop: stuck in an empty booth, bold colours warming us up, no microphones in sight trying to record an album that’ll never be released. Kasia Laszcz’ stripes hold him though, caressing him like fingers, keeping us safe from the colours bursting from him. The pink is a cacophony against the emptiness - a melody line paced in a second-hand birthday suit, easily hemmed in by the mess of dumb objects surrounding it. Sometimes we’re the centre of an inanimate universe; sometimes we cannot possibly face it head on ‘til - suddenly - an attitude presents itself. No holds barred as he banishes fear like a tear from an eye, sound roaring back, grabbing his neck.

We are left suspicious but fearless under our hairnet.

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Above Left: Shirt by JIL SANDER at VITKAC, Socks and Shoes by FILA
Above Right: Jacket by ROBERT KUPISZ and Shirt by JIL SANDER at VITKAC

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Above Left: Rollneck and Trousers by MARIUSZ PRZYBYLSKI and Shirt by FENDI at VITKAC
Above Right: Shirt and Shorts by JIL SANDER at VITKAC, Socks and Shoes by FILA

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Above Left: Polo Shirt by FENDI at VITKAC
Above Right: Rollneck and Trousers by MARIUSZ PRZYBYLSKI and Shirt by FENDI at VITKAC

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Above: Overshirt by BALENCIAGA at VITKAC, Undershirt by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN at VITKAC, Polo Shirt by Fendi at VITKAC, shorts by BURBERRY at VITKAC, Socks and Shoes by FILA

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Above Left: Same as before
Above Right: Coat and Trousers by BURBERRY at VITKAC, Shirt by MARNI at VITKAC, Shoes and Socks by FILA

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Above Left: Polo Shirt by FENDI at VITKAC, Trousers by MARIUSZ PRZYBYLSKI
Above Right: Jacket by ROBERT KUPISZ and Shirt by JIL SANDER at VITKAC, Trousers by TOMASZ OSSOLIŃSKI and Shoes by FILA

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Above Left: Overshirt by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN at VITKAC, undershirt by BALENCIAGA at VITKAC, trousers BURBERRY at VITKAC, Shoes by FILA
Above Right: Suit by TOMASZ OSSOLIŃSKI and shoes by FILA

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Above: Suit by TOMASZ OSSOLIŃSKI and shoes by FILA

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Above: coat by BALENCIAGA at VITKAC, shorts and shirt by JIL SANDER at VITKAC, shoes and socks by FILA

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