Photography, Poetry, Quotes, Readings, Remembering

THE LOVERS AND A POEM BY LEONARD COHEN

“You have the lovers, they are nameless, their histories only for each other, and you have the room, the bed, and the windows. Pretend it is a ritual. Unfurl the bed, bury the lovers, blacken the windows, let them live in that house for a generation or two. No one dares disturb them…” -Poem by Leonard Cohen.
Photographs by Jason Henley, stylist Janai Anselmi & Jo Ayling @ Janai Anselmi

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Jason Henley Photography lovers two girls

Rebecca wears Emma Mulholland Splash! Sweater, Emma Mulholland Mr Squiggle Jeans. Sab wears Zoe Karssen ‘Poisoned Lovers’ sweater, Models own leather jacket

Jason Henley Photography Kissing Lovers

Rebecca wears Cameo shirt, MLM mesh bra

Jason Henley Photography Sydney Australia

‘Moondance’ dye T from Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski

Jason Henley Photography Sydney Australia

Tessa wears bronze metal yarn knit Willow, black leather bra Caslazur.

 

Jason Henley Photography Sydney Australia

“Their eyes are closed, as tightly as if heavy coins of flesh lay on them. Their lips are bruised with new and old bruises. Her hair and his beard are hopelessly tangled. When he puts his mouth against her shoulder she is uncertain whether her shoulder has given or received the kiss. All her flesh is like a mouth. He carries his fingers along her waist and feels his own waist caressed. She holds him closer and his own arms tighten around her. She kisses the hand besider her mouth. It is his hand or her hand, it hardly matters, there are so many more kisses. You stand beside the bed, weeping with happiness, you carefully peel away the sheets from the slow-moving bodies…” – Leonard Cohen

 

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This page: Tessa wears shirt by Bec & Bridge, jacket Diane Von Furstenberg, dirty boulevard zip jean THE CASSETTE SOCIETY, black lace up Windsor. Eli wears jacket Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski

 

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Rebecca wears invisible block tee Christopher Esber

 

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Million dollar man shirt Cameo, white mesh bra MLM, multi strap bikini bottoms Shakuhachi

 

Jason Henley Photography Sydney Australia

Rebecca wears top Mina & Katusha

 

Jason Henley Photography Sydney Australia

Tessa wears brief Lonely Hearts, spot cami UNIF.M X Daimon Downey

 

Jason Henley Photography Sydney Australia

Models: Tessa May @ Pricillas, Eli, Rebecca Victoria, Sab Haley, Hair: Koh @ Work Agency, Makeup: Fern Madden @ Network Agency using MAC