Even the most polished city has a dark underbelly if you know where to look. San Francisco’s is exposed in the gritty street corners and manned doorways, the clubs and the neon signs. Those are there in Christian Ferretti’s shoot SF Tease, there alongside the Golden Gate, a landmark rising stark until it gets lost in the grey clouds. The city itself is recognisable but the story that finds itself told amoungst it is not one everybody has been a character in. It’s the story of the man who doesn’t choose to blend in, existing in the blurry space between civility and lawlessness, sleeping in cars and surviving however necessary.
The styling by Gro Curtis – like our protagonist, played by model Drew – lives on the edge. Leather harnesses make the transition to menswear, paired with patterned suits and printed tees. Behaviour may be out of control, but the man is very much in control.
View all of Ferretti’s shoot – photographed for HERO Issue 10 – at the gallery.