Photographer Emily @emilydrinkschocolate presents a fantastic fashion editorial exclusively created for Vanity Teen online with the model Dima @bashtavenk represented by Quest Artists Models ＠questartistsmodels.
Living in a big city, it is difficult to find an open space to spend some time with ourselves. It is always nice to take a small adventure and have a walk alone and just be who we are. This fashion editorial was inspired by that need of being alone and having time for oneself.
In a crowded and busy city like Hong Kong, even suburban areas hiking routes and beaches are full of people. It is difficult to enjoy a relaxing quiet moment. It is always important to have some quality time with ourselves, to have a break from other people from time to time.
“I found this secret place accidently,” says the photographer. “It is very distant from any residential blocks but very close to the border with Shenzhen. As any non-mainstream individual, a busy city like this surely is not the most ideal or comfortable place to be who we are. But we come to the edge of the city, finally we can enjoy some quiet moments and be ourselves and dress as we pleased.”
With sculpture cutting and gender neutral outfits, with brands like Balenciaga, Maison Margielawe, Comme des gracons, and Issey miyake, the team created a queer vibe touch on the styling that really looks amazing and really powerful against the concrete walls as well as enhancing the model’s features.
The equipment used to create this shoot was a Pentax67 and a Sony A7R3, and it took place at a water plant facility, very distant from any residential blocks but very close to the border with Shenzhen.
“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”RuPaul
With such a cold tone background, the final result brings very quiet and minimal vibes. The beautiful sunset daylight and the pop color from the styling add the relaxing feeling into the shots.
Model Dima @bashtavenk represented by Quest Artists Models ＠questartistsmodels photographed by Emily @emilydrinkschocolate, styled by Anthony Tong @anthonytong_aaa @styledbyanthony__, hair and makeup by Dee Fung @deefung assisted by Cheri Lee @cheriii.l, exclusive for Vanity Teen online!