What the shadows hide

Always on the lookout for the decisive moment to capture in its transience, Jakub Ra presents us a glimpse into the eerie world where a figure emerges from the deep blue glow hypnotising you with a piercing look.

Text by Gabriela Holesova

Prague-based photographer Jakub Ra focuses mainly on fashion photography and portraits while deconstructing the topic of gender in his works. Fascinated by the human body, he captures people’s little oddities and glints of strangeness, unveiling them in their fragility.

The following is the first editorial for the brand SOTC led by him and Michaela Mazalova. Yet rather than placing the garments themselves into the limelight, Jakub’s photographs work as a portrayal of the intimate connection between the pieces of clothing and their wearer; their interplay, too, being an opinion piece.

Mysterious and half obscured by the cloak of the darkness, the model moves through the editorial, at times as if momentarily absorbed in his own peculiar choreography, dancing through the shadow and light. One look into his mesmeric eyes and before you know it, you’re under the spell too.

 

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SOTC: Instagram, Web
Jakub Ra: Instagram, Web
Photo, art direction, styling: Jakub Ra
Model: Matěj Hájek
Clothes: SOTC
Text: Gabriela Holesova

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