These are the types of portraits that remind of parties. Big parties. Multiple day affairs, even. The kind where you find yourself in the chill out room sharing secrets with a stranger, then realizing "wait, fuck, who is this person?"
Ian Markell is a master. His photographs creep beyond typical levels of honest depiction and get all the weirdness out of the subjects. The end result is kind of like a train wreck...you know the cliche.
[via It's Nice That]