La Femme Féroce: Is Copping An Attitude A Bad Thing?

This is an editorial inspired by empowered strong females with attitude. Why does attitude need to be associated with negative connotations? In this editorial I wanted to reclaim attitude as a positive word to describe a strong boss female. The styling & aesthetic is inspired from characters from Coyote Ugly and the likes of Alabama...

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...

Future Feelings

These images were commissioned for a magazine that then turned them down because “models were ugly, and not agency models” and “the pictures look cheap and “raritas” that, means “weirdos”. But the pictures weren’t meant to be about agency shots, they are about friendship: About how future relationships evolve, no genders, no “formal” things, no jealousy...

Grandmother

I undertook a photographic project with my grandmother (who I live with)  and together we explored ideas of the performed self whilst drawing comparison between us as grandmother and granddaughter. Doing this project was a way to empower and give confidence to each other both as women and within our relationship. Images: Florence Hutchings

Life In Plastic!

Inspired by the artist Will Cotton and his candy filled fantasies, we wanted to take a pastel colored imaginary world and reinterpret it in plastic.  Our goal was to create a whole plasticised world that hearkens back to a Barbie dream house. When we were shooting, we tried to take all the ridiculous feminised and...

Materials

Using found objects, clothing, and makeup, I transform my own body into anyone I want and my empty home into an audience. It can be hard to find examples of women using makeup and fashion to take control of their image in a way that isn’t meant to be attractive and I seek to fill...

Fela Kutis Queens

This is a celebration of African Beauty, Nigerian Beauty; This is a recreation of Fela Kutis Dancers/Wives.   Styling/Makeup/Photography: Oma Benjamin Photo Assistant: Olivia Ema Models: Vanessa Ohenlen, Chizii, Charisse Chikwiri, Yasmina Atta, Fave Jay, Kemah Bob