It gave rise to Thor’s hammer and the Industrial age alike. A symbol of luxury, power and wealth,
precious metals sit atop Kings heads and on women’s bodies. Running as a current throughout our
own bodies, metals are as essential for human health as they are for wealth. But be careful – metal can
as easily form a cage to lock you in as a key to set you free.

Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Marcus Hay for SMH, Inc, Photography: Jonny Valiant & Words by Dana Kravis  Issue 1: Element