It doesn’t take much for the guy in uniform to light up the imagination and spark the creativity. After all, we know about at least one song, one book and one movie that’s suggestively entitled “I Love a Man in Uniform”. Call it cliche, playful fantasy or borderline obsession, but nothing beats the image of a brave soldier, especially when the regimentals come accompanied by a flawless body and equally piercing eyes.
Replacing the combat zone with the heated place in front of the camera, model Manuel Tiedemann embodies a trooper’s spirit for photographer Julia Kiecksee, in a black and white editorial shot for Dorian Magazine. The solemn mood, the dark garments and the chain of super serious expressions are counterbalanced by a good dose of masculinity, spread out in its purest form.
Stylist Leonard Engel played upon the artistic reveal of the body, choosing statement uniform inspired attires from Dsquared, Ralph Lauren and Prada to complement the dark state of mind. To view the complete photo shoot by Julia Kiecksee (www.juliakiecksee.de) click on the thumbnails above and proceed though the gallery.