EAST OF EDEN! Photography by Shane Anderson

White detached collar shirt by Louis Gabriel Nouchi Grey kick-flare trousers by Wonderound White oxfords by Grenson

A KALTBLUT exclusive menswear editorial. Art Direction and photography by Shane Anderson. Model is Hector Maclean. Styling by Cat Bramley. Hair & Makeup by Hiroaki Iwata. East of Eden is an abstract take on the story of paradise lost through a gradient of looks from deep darks to rich whites. Religious references are plentiful, along with allusions to classic art such as Magritte’s The Son of Man. A lux, lush styling and makeup contrasted with strong, al- most sensual, posing creates the perfect juxtaposition between modern and classic.

Shane Anderson is a NYC-based Art Director forging a Brave New World of fashion-forward photo/video content. With a background in digital marketing & branding, he has found success working in diverse world markets. Before beginning his career in London (and soon after, Milan), Anderson trained as a classical double bassist, and would later study mathematics. Inspiration for Anderson’s work can be found in this clash between art and logic. It also finds roots in the sepia-toned sprawling suburbs of Midwestern America, where Anderson was raised. After truly living and working in different cultures, Anderson is able to take this sepia-toned visage of human experience and translate it into technicolour.

Anderson’s work is the perfect juxtaposition between modern and classic – made complete with a certain amount of whimsical melancholy. He is able to take (seemingly) simple situations and elevate them with a mystical touch via artistic allusions, various religious & historical references and a precise, distinctive post-processing technique. This unique contrast allows for a universal connection between not only his body of work, but also threads a relationship between the viewer and time itself. Though based in New York City, Anderson is available internationally and travels often for a variety of creative endeavours.

White detached collar shirt by Louis Gabriel Nouchi
Cream suit shorts by King & Tuckfield (just seen)
White oxfords by Grenson
Cream double breasted jacket by King & Tuckfield
Cream suit shorts by King & Tuckfield
Cream collarless shirt by Wonderound
White oxfords by Grenson
Wool yolked illustrated trench by Uttercouture
Scarf is stylists own
Black waist tie trouser by Uttercouture
Black cut out boots by Louis Vuitton
Wool yolked illustrated trench by Uttercouture Scarf is stylists own
White asymmetric soft trench by Wonderound
Black waist tie trouser by Uttercouture
Black linen crop trouser by Uttercouture
Black leather belt & pouch Smile by AAE
Black velvet wrap belt by Louis Gabriel Nouchi
Black linen crop trouser by Uttercouture
Black brogue boots by Grenson
Silver initial necklace by Dirty French Girl
Special Sculpture “Erection” by Stuart Glenday

Art Direction by Shane Anderson / thatstylishnerd.com / Instagram: @thatstylishnerd

Photography by Shane Anderson 

Model is Hector Maclean / hectormaclean.london / Instagram: @hecmaclean

Styling by Cat Bramley / ladycatherine.co.uk / Instagram: @lady.catherine

Hair & Makeup by Hiroaki Iwata / hiroakiiwata.com / Instagram: @hairmake_hiro

 

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