In photography, much like in every other art-related field, the continuous chase after the extraordinaire, after the unflawed and the unfamiliar, makes us forget all about the greatness we love to discover hidden in the most striking of simplicity. Switching from ultramodern to timeless, photographer Alexi Papalexopoulos went for a raw feel in the black and white shoot starring model Max Silberman.
A clean, classic outfit that defies the passage of time, accompanied by a rough attitude and an arresting statement made by the rebellious tattoos shape an uncomplicated look secluding its biggest charm in its defiant essence. Scanned straight from the negative to preserve the character of the black and white film, the portrait session photographed on Venice Beach, California parted ways with Photoshop.
The blunt, realistic photo session puts the accent back on raw emotion, on undisguised handsomeness, on the thrill of the moment that doesn’t require alterations. You can view the entire shoot by Alexi Papalexopoulos (www.apdirector.com) by clicking on the thumbnails above.