A world away from obsessive Instagramming and posed party pictures, photographer Chad Moore’s images are joyful, unselfconscious snapshots of friendship, love and youth at their best. Moore captures his friends scaling billboards, sneaking into swimming pools, going on road trips and undertaking random group activities (like showering) while naked, in shots by turns exuberant, mischievous and sweetly romantic. Moore escaped Tampa Bay, Florida (leaving behind the remains of a half- completed business degree), via an insurance windfall from a car accident involving illegal Mexican immigrants, and came to New York to work for legendary photographer Ryan McGinley. Although there are hints of McGinley’s colour- saturated paeans to youth in his work, the 25-year-old Moore documents a different generation of downtown New Yorkers, bringing a sincerity and innocent playfulness to his work that is completely his own. Here, Moore explains the story behind one of his favourite photographs, a picture of two old flames reunited for one night.