Matin Zad is the second in a series of up-and-coming photographers we’re working with on a special photo project depicting the most recent Made & Crafted collections within the context of fashion, fine art and still life photography.
In his exploration, Matin chose to focus on denim:
Inspired by the interiors of Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, we wanted to recontextualize Levi’s Made and Crafted denim while paying homage to the brand’s roots. The idea of gardening and botany was born out of the value in beautifying one’s work environment, contrasting the rugged nature of the clothes with its delicate shapes and vibrant colors.
The images also speak of the likeness between the care and delicacy of tending to a garden, to the construction of the Levi’s workwear, a longstanding work uniform for many gardeners and farmers.
Click through to check out the remaining images in Matin’s series.
Photography by Matin Zad
Art direction by gg-ll
Stylist Raul Guerrero
Groomer Chifumi Nambashi + Ryuta Tanaka
Models Aaron Chisum @ Request + Matthew Uebbing @ Red