As virtuous gazes sail seamlessly upon the horizon, the moon cries out for the tide's return while the molten sun melts maidenly into tarmac twilight. Night-time drifts, hauling sways of sleepless stars upon her shoulders into the distance. The day awakens, painting the skies grey on his ascent whilst watching the waves below wreak havoc on anaemic sands. Shallowed shores serenade like sirens, anchoring trespassers to the harbour of the great blue abyss. What lurks below the oceanic mind of the youth? In this story, photographer Emilia Staugaard encapsulates Johan in his quest for self-discovery.
Societal strains swarm the sky like seagulls seeking saviour from starvation. No one knows what the future beholds, though the crippling clasp of adulthood’s clutch feels evermore engrossing. A war of priorities wavers; to pursue personal passions or succumb to parental pressures. Is the path ahead perpendicular like the pier one ponders upon? The vigour of innocence will perpetually pump through the veins of their treasured chests and though at times both bolted and buried, will again be unearthed when the riddled rivers of responsibility run dry.
The air above is brittle and brisk, but Johan, bathed in shades of ocean blue battles on through the clench of the capricious cold, radiating warmth wherever he endeavours. Styled by Kristoffer Vollhasse, Johan becomes one with the coast in body and mind, immersed in the splendour of nature’s spectrum. On this journey to adulthood, not all is certain. The seas will abide by the storms in the mind, so lay all fears aside and go forth with the tide.