Lensed by Aaron Ryan and styled by Soukena Roussi, this editorial exudes a passion for self-expression and an ass-kicking sense of individuality.
The nostalgic lighting used creates a swelling feeling in the chest. The series is thick with the type of passionate longing that can't be controlled. The composition of each photograph is angst-ridden, but evokes a feeling of rebellious strength and discern for public discussion. Model Joe Choi fiercely takes on the character of a lonely boy too big for the small mindedness of suburbia.
Aaron Ryan is an up-and-coming artist. Self-taught, he learned the power of photography after growing up shooting skateboarders in Buffalo, NY. Ryan’s artistic energy and determination shed a sunny light on the spunky editorial.