Youth vs the world.

Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Jazmyn Smith - Jazmyn shoots the Youth VS The World series on Canon 80D and Sigma Art 18-35mm Lens. @jazmyn__

We, the Youth, have had a slight drop in sales of rose coloured specs as of late. We grew up mostly across a span of years in which the prospect of Nuclear War was but a distant sticky-sweet folk song or dystopian sci-fi plot accelerator. Our parents drove us to clean beaches on cheap fuel, our schooling was instilled as a right rather than a privilege, and we had access to enough white bread that one might think that Woolies was prepping for the next economic collapse all along.

 

Be it merely the shedding of blissful teenage haze, or a measureable spike in sulky boy-kings, (but likely both) for many of us born into the sheer luck of being Australian, we are for the first times in our lives, confronted with a thick and patient fear. It swells and dwells in the exact same internal space as that memory of realising for the very first moment how finite life reveals itself to be once you've breeched your 20's.
Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Jazmyn Smith
Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Jazmyn Smith

Attempting to find our context within the parameters of potential Western Implosion and these fleeting years before the 9 to 5 kicks in and grinds us down, presents a host of internal conflict. 

We're urged to sit up straight and pay attention.. but we 'don't know what we're talking about'! #sjws 
We're ordered to contribute and engage to our society.. but we're mocked for investing ourselves to any specific cause with passion or rigour. 
Whose job is it to care? Is it ours? Is it yours? 

And what happens when Trump threatens 'fire and fury' and begs a bomb upon a breeze? Well, for as much as we can tell by what Saint Del Rey has advised: we just keep on dancing.

Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Bella Haman - Bella shoots the Youth VS The World Series on Canon 6D and Canon 50mm. @bellahamn
Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Bella Haman

Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Jazmyn Smith
Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Jazmyn Smith
Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Jazmyn Smith

Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Bella Haman
Photography by Bella Haman
Photography by Bella Haman
Photography by Bella Haman
Photography by Bella Haman

Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Jazmyn Smith

Conceptual Photoshoot Youth Tennis Colour VSCO
Photography by Jazmyn Smith

Photography by Jazmyn Smith

 

 

 

 

 

Youth VS The World is a conceptual shoot aimed at exploring the current experiences
of young people during the 2017 political climate. 

Shot, Produced and Directed by Jazmyn Smith, Bella Haman

Modelling by Yasmine Laycock

Hair Styling by Mikaela Calvert
Makeup by Jazmyn Smith

Set Assistance by Tiarn Florence

Article by Jazmyn Smith

 

 

 

All Rights Reserved Aesthete Industries

Images are not for redistribution on any social media or press without explicit consent and credit.