TBT: Storms and Desires

A story about freedom, friendship and the forgotten beauty of childishness. Inspired by the tales of the „Sturm und Drang“ movement, five friends fled from reality and left their responsibilities and phones behind to enjoy a day out in the woods without digital connection, following their instincts and raw emotions. This is a story about the urge of a generation for freedom, human connection and carefreeness.

Looking back to our childhood and reflecting on the challenges of 2020 we realised how chained we feel in our lives. Based on this feeling of restriction, we wanted to create an editorial that embodies our emotional rebellion and brings us back to the sensations we experienced as children: entering nature without fear, conquering the world without doubt and experiencing life without numbness. The news, Social Media, politics, climate change, Corona and the injustices happening in the world made our hearts heavy, our minds overloaded and our souls feel lost way too many times.  To set something against this feeling of powerlessness we, as friends who dream big together, documented our getaway to inspire others to feel more and let go of what holds them back. Our message to ourselves and everybody who wants to listen: break free, don’t wait, live, love and never, ever kill your child within.  

Photographer Anna Daki shot the intimate story concepted and directed by Anouk Jans and documented by Yannick Müller for TITLE MAG featuring Calvin Klein and for every young soul out there.