We present “No Air“- an underwater fashion shoot starring popular beauty blogger Barbara Onianwah (Barbara1923) and Nollywood actress, Jumai Shaba. Shot by photographer, Deji Olatunde & Tolu Ajayi with pieces by Obijie, the shoot shows both models looking ethereal and pretty while moving around in the water.
Barbara has this to say about the shoot;
“So 5 supremely creative people got together to do ” No Air” an ad hoc underwater fashion shoot on a whim and without a budget over a weekend. These are the results.
“What happens when dreams are stifled and freedom inhibited? There is stagnation, there is breathlessness, there is NO AIR. You gasp for air, you struggle for release but there is no way you can get these without fighting your way out. There are communities in and outside Nigeria who struggle with this phenomenon in more ways than one.
That is the story behind this project. We hope to get the attention of interested individuals and organisations in the full scale of this project.
It took us 24 hours to execute this test shoot, but we did it and it was done – out of passion, out of nothing, out of a desire and that’s all it took.“
Check out the Behind-the-Scenes photos & the shoot below;
Photography: Deji Olatunde | Tolu Ajayi
Camera Assistant: John Adams
Models: Barbara Onianwah | Jumai Shaba
Location: Trino Studios Parkview, Ikoyi