A Call For Diversity

All photos are self-portraits. I do the whole process by myself. The production, styling, makeup, set up of the space (usually my room), composition, and everything else. I get to learn from different fields and it lets me have more control over what I’m looking for. And then I ask my husband to press the...

Mandy Stoller’s Hollyweird Premiere

Mandy Stoller’s  3 minute documentary Hollyweird on Los Angeles photographer Danin Jacquay follows the contrasts and comparisons between being ultimate glamour and completely gross. Can we be sexy while being revolting? Does joining the two become sexual or repulsive – or something entirely inbetween? This documentary premieres exclusively on Polyester as a celebration of all things weird...

Pulp

Very much inspired by 60’s pulp movies, and more recently works like Anna Biller, my ideas celebrate the feminine form and female friendship. My model is also my best friend. It’s nostalgic, it’s tacky and most importantly, it’s girly as hell.   Photography and Styling: Camilla Liconti, Production design: Gianna Loffredo, Model: Albertina D’Amico

I Hold My Own Hands

As black women, we are always meant to function within a ‘Strong Black Woman’ trope, one that positions us as indestructible and unfazed to carrying the world’s burdens. For us to hold our own hands speaks on our perceived independence, but also touches on how supportive it is to be comforted by other black women. We create our own support systems where we...