Land of conditions

“Tee? Wodka?”
“Tee, bitte.”
“Natürlich, Tee.”


After midnight at an automotive plant in Indianapolis

Polaroid at 18

In jener Nacht als der junge Senator aus Illinois noch lange mit den Arbeitern einer Ford Motors Fabrik sprach, starb auf einer Ford Models Party das junge Model an einer Überdosis Heroin.

Es war nur eines von vielen Gesprächen, das der Senator (Marc for Barack for America) in diesen Nächten führte – in Amerika; es war nur eines von zu vielen Modellen, das in diesen Nächten starb – in Amerika.

(20 year-old Kazakh model Ruslana Korshunova, who died on June 28 in New York after falling nine floors from her apartment building; 26 year-old Canadian Hayley Marie Kohle fell seven storeys to her death; The Cut; frockwriter).

Randell “Randy” Johnston, 20, caring and compassionate son and brother, passed away
October 11, 2008. He was born in Norwich, and grew up the son of Michael and Karine
(Miller) Heard of Quaker Hill, and father Ronald Johnston of Gales Ferry. He attended
Waterford schools and graduated from Waterford High School in 2006. After high school,
Randy pursued a path unfamiliar to many he knew. He sought after, and achieved, success as
a high fashion model with Ford Models Europe and New York City. Although his time was
brief, he worked hard to promote his personal success in a high pressure industry. When he
came into your presence, he had the ability to bring a smile and laughter to all. Randy
had many friends and diverse interests. He played drums in a local band, The Electric
Noise Act, and enjoyed skateboarding, art, soccer, and music. He enjoyed boating with his
family and was an avid reader. Randy truly enjoyed seeing different places, cultures and
people, which his modeling career afforded him the opportunity to do. Randy is survived by
his supportive and loving parents, Mike and Karine, as well as his best friends; brother
Brent Johnston and sister Madison Heard. His Uncle “Iggy” Erik Miller, as well as
grandparents Robert and Faye Miller of Ledyard and Carl and Joyce Heard of Florida, they
all will miss him greatly. His easy smile, and life loving presence, will be forever
missed by all who were blessed to know him.

i-D Magazine, November 2008

Missoula, Montana, April 5, 2008

and ten million dune buggies
comin’ down the mountains



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