“The portraits were taken between 2016 and 2018, either at hotels in cities where, as models on the books of Eva Gödel’s Düsseldorf-based model agency Tomorrow Is Another Day, Müller-Ruchholtz’s subjects were scheduled to walk in fashion shows, or at their homes in various European centres – Paris, London, Berlin, Helsinki. They’re pictures taken at stolen moments along the urban circuit of a restless, globalised fashion industry. But even though these men might be walking Raf Simons or Hugo Boss the next morning, there isn’t much to indicate privilege or decadence in their surroundings.
Are they boys or are they men? They’re caught between worlds – between adolescence and adulthood, the ordinary and the luxurious, the known and the new (some of them were travelling out of their home towns for the first time for their TIAD assignments). And it’s during this in-between moment that identities are formed” – fragment from the book – Lucy Kumara Moore
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