The photos by Davide Simonelli that you can see on this page, exclusively for Manintown, are inspired by the films from the golden decades of auteur cinema, from the 1960s to the 1990s. The work, as the author explains, is also a personal homage to the flawless style of the director Wong Kar-Wai, who is praised for the emotional strength of his films, also conveyed – and perhaps above all – by their visual elegance, with colour palettes designed in every detail and a masterful use of lights.
The Chinese model Jun Lai, one of the most interesting new talents in modelling, poses before the photographer’s lens. Dressed from head to toe in black, with figure-hugging jackets, skinny jeans and tartan skirts, he moves from sunny exteriors to the interiors of a vintage building in Milan, where his total black outfits clash with the light pink shade of the walls, instilling some charisma and charm into every shot.
Photographer Davide Simonelli
Make-up and hair Rachele Faggian
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