The days that were filled with upmost freedom, filled with possibilities. You wake up and the first thought that springs to mind is “What should I be today?”. Running like the wind with your arms open towards whatever, laughing until your stomach hurts, skating until the sun sets and your mother's echo bounces. Time for tea Noa. Getting lost in the adventures of your imagination, creating scenarios that only existed in fairytales. A carefree mind and soul full of hope and innocence. You dream. You are like the wind.
Photographer Sophie Mayanne captures Noa at AMCK Models between snippets of laughter and beautiful tranquility. This portrait series unravels a story where heroes turn into idols and you are no longer climbing trees, but climbing up the ladder of success. You understand why Peter Pan didn’t want to grow up. It’s time for transformation and to merge from a caterpillar into a glorious butterfly, ready to take flight. Remembering that we have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
Stylist Yuliya Olesksenko plays with concept of youth in this piece. Bringing a fun element into her styling with patterned shirts from Christopher Shannon and a netted top from The White Briefs, which plays into the sports luxe trend that refuses to leave. The overall look means Noa appears beautifully and comfortably tailored. The vibe is one of a smart twenty something, comfortable in his own skin. A boy who places importance on the clothes he wears, while emphasizing his youth through double denim and trainers. It is the shape of these clothes that ensure their notoriety, and just how well they sit on his slim frame. Make-Up artist Erin Kirstensen works with Yuliya to enhance Noa's flawless skin and perfectly proportioned lips in order to complete the youthful look.
Top by THE WHITE BRIEFS and Shorts and Coat by NATURAL SELECTION.
Above Left: Sweatshirt and Trousers by THE WHITE BRIEFS.
Above Right: Shirt by CHRISTOPHER SHANNON and Shorts by THE WHITE BRIEFS.
Above Left: Shirt by CHRISTOPHER SHANNON.
Above Right: T-Shirt by THE WHITE BRIEFS, Jeans by CHRISTOPHER SHANNON, Socks by STANCE and Trainers by SAUCONY.
Full look by NATURAL SELECTION.
Above Left & Right: T-Shirt by APLINE STARS, Jacket and Jeans by NATURAL SELECTION, Boots by CAT and Sunglasses by QUAY.
Words by Vilija Kasiginaite.