Coveted Trash

Working with Isobel stemmed from a number of different ideas. The weather was mediocre at best, and original ideas were hijacked by the spontaneity of car boot sales. It evolved into a kind of throwback perspective of the simplicity of generations that have come before. Pre 'trash beauty,’ where self esteem isn't measured by the number of double taps, and popularity doesn’t depend on how aesthetically appealing your fish bowl life looks. Isobel was amazing, and the contrast of her pale skin and auburn hair is unorthodox and beautifully distinctive. The series pays homage to the simplicity of what used to be, and a recognition of a reality that has come and gone.


WORDS & PHOTOS | TOM LING @_brotherfish
MODEL | ISOBEL MADSEN @isobelmadsen

Thomas Ling