‘Metamorphosis’ is a story about self acceptance. It’s about a young man who is liberating himself from toxic masculinity. He starts his journey in the water, purifying himself and letting go of the old stereotypes he was embodying. Walking through the forest, he starts to get in touch with his real self; learning self love, exploring masculine fragility but also confronting his demons, until he finds his way out and reaches the sky. Here he can finally be free, start accepting and being himself. This is not only the story of a young man, but it’s the story of many of us. Letting go of what is holding us back to be our true selves, learning self love and self acceptance. It is a never ending process, but it’s worth the journey.
Sophie Christ is a half-German, half-Argentine photographer who is currently based in Berlin. Having studied film in England, her work is driven by stories, containing short stories. Laura Loi comes from Sardinia and is a stylist and collage artist living and working in Berlin. Vintage aesthetics have a strong influence within her work, with which she escapes the ordinary world by creating dreamy and romantic scenarios. They are two friends that met through work during COVID times and decided to use the moment as an opportunity to collaborate on this project. The clothing was supplied from Berlin based fashion designer Judith Bondy, European vintage stores and the stylists own collection.
Photography by Sophie Christ / www.sophiechrist.com / IG: @sophiechrist.nsm
Styling by Laura Loi / IG: @gorbatshow
Model Leon Mathée signed at Louisa Models / IG: @leonmathee
Hair & Make-up by Paula / IG: @paula_bethge
Editing by Dani Tejedera / https://danitejedera.tumblr.com / IG: @danitejedera