The art in a portrait actually begins with the photographer, in their ability to draw out and simultaneously capture the strengths and weaknesses of the subject.
A great portrait has the subjects engaged and involved in its creation and the “Fiery Series” is no exception. It portrays how multi-hued, dynamic and resourceful the African woman is.
Influenced by the melanated skin of the African woman, the series seeks to provoke a positive attitude towards her and to bridge the gap between foreign and indigenous by clothing her in exotic apparel, introducing colors that compliment a skin awash with melanin.
Shooting without makeup to show the natural beauty of the black African woman with the addition of smoke and motion with a hint of strength coupled with sexiness.
Inspired by how the modern African woman is passionate about everything she loves, and her non-tolerance for being stepped upon, disregarded and considered a weak vessel, the series shows a new African woman, a fiery African woman, who burns with love for positivity and a desire to succeed against all odds.
As such, the series took on a seasoned and discerned approach a creative work which resulted in a timeless, elegant and understated yet expressive style of photography
See more photos and behind the scene, videos below
Studio and BTS: Sela Atitsogbui | @pixslrate
Support: William Quartey | @william_quartey_
Photographer: Shadrach Junie Annang | @phloshop
Photographer and Retoucher: Joseph Amoateng | @phloshop
Editor: Yvonne Opoku Minta | @ms_maame_yeboah