EVER SINCE WE ARE ABLE TO WALK, HUMAN BEINGS HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR WATER. IT IS SAFE TO SAY WATER – USABLE WATER THAT IS – IS ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE NATURAL ELEMENTS WE KNOW. WE DO NOT ONLY LOOK FOR IT ON EARTH, BUT ALSO ON NEIGHBORING SATELLITES AND PLANETS, LIKE THE MOON AND MARS. WATER, WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT IT.
For years already scientists all over the world have flagged the danger of using too much of usable water. Even though it is not likely Earth will go into a dry spell anytime soon, it is true that enormous population our planet currently knows and its consummation of usable water is becoming a serious treat. If we run out of water we run out of our ultimate life source. In other words, we might very well stop existing.
Fashion and beauty photographer Tony Veloz has given the ungoing water shortage issue some thoughts and even though not in the position to bring a solution, he does have the talent to illustrate the world when it is indeed running dry. Dry of water and dry of human beings. In Tony’s version of the future, he goes full circle by identifying only two survivors of the human race. Kind of like a Garden of Eden all over again, but this time there are two Adams in the persons of Jesse Alan and Bobby Portner.
Jesse Alan, 24 years old, originates from Maryland. He is not only recognizable by the melancholic look in his eyes, but also by the fact he is a true chameleon. We have seen him as a brown hair and here he poses blond, giving away he isn’t just a stunning male model, but also a talented hair and make up artist. Bobby Portner, his 20 years old modeling partner, comes from Pennsylvania, is half Italian and half German and can be found at college where he studies Biology with a minor in Economics. That is, if he isn’t standing in front of the camera which is how he spends most of his weekends.
Both young men happily contributed to visualize Tony Veloz’s vision of an post-apocalyptic Earth, and were besides the main characters in this shoot doubtless also responsible for the fast rising temperature that makes these photographs so realistic. As the heat rises and the dehydration increases, Bobby Portner and Jesse Alan search for help, for water and for company. If the end of the world come like this, we certainly don’t want to miss it. –B-
Hair/Style/Make Up: Jesse Harbaugh
Location: The Temple Frederick, MD