“I really wanted James to look intense and troubled,” says photographer James Broadhurst of his model, James Cater. With its rattling bones of percussion, bursts of organ and lyrics like twisted Sunday school sermons, what could be better for setting the mood than Nick Cave’s Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!? If music is a tool that can set a mood, then Broadhurst uses it well.
The styling by Lydia Jane Saunders hits on a Western aesthetic that matches the Americanised themes of the shoot’s soundtrack. Perhaps Cater is a stylish representation of Cave’s modern American Lazarus; the man who “never asked to be raised up from the tomb”.
Intense and troubled was the look Cater aimed to convey and the mood Broadhurst aimed to capture; and it’s safe to say that both James’ more than hit the mark.
You can view the rest of James Broadhurst’s shoot at the thumbnails above.
For more of Broadhurst’s work, head to jamesbroadhurst.4ormat.com.