An Atlanta-based photography outfit, the CreativeSoul Photo, highlights the beauty of black girls and their natural hair in a series of photos that feature young girls in elaborate costuming and hairstyles, from a Baroque-era aesthetic to steampunk clothing to fierce high-fashion ensembles.
Owned by artistic couple, Regis and Kahran, their series Afro Art is aimed at showcasing diversity in a beautiful and artistic way.
While speaking to Modern Net, the duo revealed their inspiration and drive behind the series.
“We feel that it is so important for kids of color to be able to see positive images that look like them in the media. Unfortunately the lack of diversity often plays into the stereotypes that they are not ‘good enough’ and often forces kids to have low self-esteem.
We hope that viewers will see the beauty and versatility of Afro hair and we hope that girls around the world will be inspired to love their unique differences and beauty within. We worked on these series in various states in the US (New York, California, Texas, Georgia). In each state, we created a different theme and came up with clothing pieces and accessories that went with that theme. On set, we just styled everything on the fly and worked with our hairstylist to create unique looks for each model.”
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