Barcelona photographer Tim Asato creates his opulent rendition of what happened behind closed doors in the “Edad de Plata” of Catalonia during the roaring 1920’s.

‘Boylesque’
photo by: Tim Asato
Barcelona

Here images of high fashion, decadence, tradition and gender-bending are all blended into a scenario that he has captured with his camera. Sexy bearded Iberian aristocrats, tuxedos, absinthe and wine plus a loaded gun all add to the intrigue.

‘Boylesque’
photo by: Tim Asato
Barcelona

The scenes takes place in the rooms of a spacious and elegant villa in the heart of Barcelona.

The interaction of the characters adds to the intrigue. What is the bearded Don expecting of his guests?

‘Boylesque’
photo by: Tim Asato
Barcelona

Who is hiding their secret relationship from whom? Has the truth been just found out? Possibly this is only a short chapter of a long ongoing story of these characters – that has been caught on film by accident. Are we first hand witnesses to time travelers?

 

Maybe this is a regular occurrence and we are invited guests? What lies in store for us the rest of the evening? There are so many unanswered questions and possibilities here.

‘Boylesque’
photo by: Tim Asato
Barcelona

Tim plays with all of these concepts to set up this scenario and does it with a mastery that is seldom experienced.

His penchant for local culture, horror movies, history and bearded men all come together here for this project – Boylesque.

‘Boylesque’
photo by: Tim Asato
Barcelona

Styling and photography by: Tim Asato @tim_asato

Makeup by:  Mary Torres @makeup_marytorres

Models:

Dani Rebollo: @danirebomon

Samuel de Sagas: @samueldesagas

Cristiano Benassi: @benassi_cristiano

Special thanks to Loft Forbidden in Barcelona for the use of their fantastic space for this shoot!