This is my stunning friend Sequoia!!
When I decided that I would start shooting this beauty and style campaign, Sequoia was absolutely perfect.
My ideas of beauty and style are pretty simple. They are based more on emotion than anything else. Simplicity, effortless style, these are the things that I find beautiful, the things that make me feel the imagery.
Everything that Sequoia put on was absolutely gorgeous and she was dope with that alone, but Wouri and Ashunta added their magic and took the imagery over the top.
But why the campaign?
I was watching a television survey in which they polled people about which public personality had the best features. Men and women were asked individually and the results were pretty standard. Just what you'd expect from a "sponsored" poll. Then I thought... who the hell is running the show? A lot of our preferences seem to be pre-selected nowadays. So I really began to think of what I find beautiful. And then I put it down on paper. And then I decided I would shoot it.
Going through the finishing touches and getting ready to post images.
Thanks to the team:
Ashunta Sheriff: Beauty
Wouri Vice: Impromptu Style Magic
Sequoia Carr: Model
Ananta: Art Direction & Style
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