Photography by Jesse Untracht-Oakner
While cycling breaths one day, photographer Jesse Untracht-Oakner noticed he felt a bit lightheaded. It turns out a sort of minor euphoric calmness is always just a few deep breaths away. Breathe is his collection of hyperventilating boys in crisp black and white. The photographer has them run, jump and flood their brains with oxygen, forcing their bodies into flux. When Jesse’s finger flips the shutter, a click marks the precise moment when each boy’s narrative is severed.
Model is Berthold Rothas at Fusion Models