A month or so ago I posted a casting call for some African looking models. I really wanted to do a African Fashion type of shoot. It amazed me there where a lot of dark skinned models and almost none of them had done a African fashion type of shoot. They did European fashion shoots or something that is African but not fashion.
Of course I had a rough idea about what I wanted to do but, for me the team aspect is very important. So I did what I always do, make a group chat. Turns out one of the models had already done some runway-work for a designer and after some calling we had two designers. One for the clothing and one for the jewelry.
We did some beauty shots for the jewelry and make-up and some fashion shots for the dresses and when we were finished we run around the building like idiots to collect all plants. Big one, small one it doesn’t matter to us. I thought Africa, let’s make a kind of a jungle with them. In the studio I have an old chair so we put that in the middle, positioned plants around them and used a smoke generator (but forgot to tell the building security).
It was a super fun day shooting with good African Music to support the vibe. You know what pump up your sound to the max and open this song (Spotify)
Hope you feel the same vibes we did.