Ethan James Green prefers to let his photographs—raw, honest portraiture that’s serene even against the backdrop of busy cityscapes—speak for themselves. A 26-year-old model who’s posed for the likes of Calvin Klein and Steven Meisel, Green has moved behind the camera with uncommon skill, a trajectory that hit a high point this month with a fashion story with Edward Enninful in W‘s April issue. As a photographer, Green has an uncanny ability to produce images of great honesty and intimacy, whether it’s in his small-scale projects, like his ongoing “Young New Yorkers” series, or a big class portrait like for W‘s “Supreme Court” editorial. As for what he looks for in his subjects? “To illustrate what I see out in the world,” Green added—that is to say, models who may not even consider themselves models, and who most definitely aren’t limited to being white, sample-sized, and cisgender. From a baby-faced Vejas Kruszewski to the unsigned Marc Jacobs model Dara, meet some of Green’s New York crew and hear more about his David Armstrong-inspired style, here.