The concept of these photos are influenced by Japanese fishermen. In the first photo, you can get a sense this is not necessarily a wealthy man with his mismatched and unusually fitted attire and bent back from work or being in motion. The colors allude to the sea.
In the second photo, the texture of the scarf over the face reminded me of a net with the sleeves rolled up and the shirt undone so he won’t be too hot or encumbered by his work. Black and white gives this photo a sense of antiquity. I had been seeing large draped clothing and felt a strong interest in that. When Adam Boehmer showed me his collection of textiles for styling the shoot I knew we could make that look a reality in my photos.