Cult of Boys
This spellbinding scrapbook is one artist's tribute to androgynous waifs and tomboy dreamers. A fashion photographer for clients like Dazed & Confused and Alexander McQueen, Toyin Ibidapo records her subjects over time in her own home. Each subject is a friend; model and artist collaborate in the creative process. The results are intimate and real. We watch these naive protagonists explore who they are--and who they might become. Although each picture is carefully composed, the mood is far from contrived. The results: delicate portraits that exude a sincerity often missing from images of the young and beautiful. Coltish and charming, these mesmerizing photographs capture the raw vulnerability of adolescence.