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PHOTO SERIES: Only living boy in New York

Jan. 29, 2018
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Art Direction/Styling: Paix Robinson.
Photography: Jeff Hodsdon.
Makeup: Adia Braz; Mabel Jimenez; Tuong Vi Giang.

Wardrobe: BODE New York by Emily Bode.

For this shoot, Paix and his team took photos of several guys in and around New York City and asked them questions from the infamous Proust Questionnaire. Here are the photos and answers, side by side.


Odiseas, 20
HOMETOWN: Ghana, West Africa
RESIDENCE: Brookyn, NY
QUESTION #28: What is your motto?
ANSWER: “You are whatever you f***ing say.”





Matt, 18
HOMETOWN: Brick, NJ
RESIDENCE: Flushing, Queens
QUESTION #24: Do you have a recurring dream? If so, what is it?
ANSWER: “When I was younger, I would have this dream in which I would go into the woods and keep walking until I found a hidden playground. The last time I had [the dream] I was attacked by a leprechaun.”







Davie, 24
HOMETOWN: Brookline, MA
RESIDENCE: Bed-Stuy, BK
QUESTION #4: What book makes you want to live in a different era?
ANSWER: “Magic Tree House.”





Stefan, 26
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas, NV
RESIDENCE: East Village, NY
QUESTION #7: What is your favorite smell?
ANSWER: “My lover’s clothes.”



Ryan, 25
HOMETOWN: St. Petersburg, FL
RESIDENCE: Bushwick, BK
QUESTION #28: What is your motto?
ANSWER: “Follow the white rabbit.”




Travis, 25
HOMETOWN: Flemington, NJ
RESIDENCE: Bushwick, BK
QUESTION #9: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
ANSWER: Those few moments when one does not hide oneself from the physical world; its harmony and indifference becomes indistinguishable from the mind.”





Andrü, 31
HOMETOWN: Glendale, AZ
RESIDENCE: Crown Heights, BK
QUESTION #6: What is your favorite journey?
ANSWER: “Life.”






Christopher, 21
HOMETOWN: Melbourne, FL
RESIDENCE: Hoboken, NJ
QUESTION #5: If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
ANSWER: “Sushi!”