MUSING IN COLOUR

"Colour is feeling. Colour can shift your mood up or down. Colour makes you feel. Colour gives you power. Bright colours can inject a feeling of confidence and positivity. Darker colours can provoke thought, even make you feel sad. Colours tell a story." ~ Masego Pitso

MUSE// MASEGO PITSO 
PHOTOGRAPHY// YAW OBENG / GILLIAN OKYERE

FLOWER CHILD

There's something I adore about flowers; perhaps it's the colours, the shapes and how intricately they are all created
I sometimes make comparisons with our everyday lives - no clones as they stand alone yet collectively
in vibrant tones inhaling the glorious sunlight as they magically bloom to become their own
And so as we are, living life in all its diverse complexities, growing and becoming our own unique self
 

MODEL// MAWULI DOKLI
VIDEOGRAPHER // EVELYN ADDISON
PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVE DIRECTION// GILLIAN OKYERE

FLAT LAY - COCONSA

"Coconsa is a luxury bag, clothing and accessories brand that was established in 2011. It embodies all things vibrant
and eccentric,with the collections being known for the use of genuine leather, matched with unique African fabrics
culminating in a line of classy, beautiful and exclusive bags,clothing and accessories for the fashion savvy/conscious." ~ Coconsa

PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVE DIRECTION// GILLIAN OKYERE

CULTURE SHOOT

PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVE DIRECTION// TAYLA PATTERSON
MODEL & STYLING// GILLIAN OKYERE

COCO BROWN

PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVE DIRECTION// LEO RAZAK HARUNAH  
MODEL & STYLING// GILLIAN OKYERE

 

Inside Out 

"This collection of work explores how the utilisation of makeup and accessories enhances a person’s character and their individuality. Who they are and what cultural society they embody to emphasise the qualities of “inside, out”. This theme was chosen because it allowed me to display my background in the makeup artistry as well as my interest in the many different types of cultures of the world. The makeup displays their inward character whether it is glittery/highlighted or dark/matte and the accessories further enhance the concept through the utilisation of different colours, textures and edges. This work is presented through a series of images of different characters from cultures around the world. It puts to light the beauty of being unique and that we should present ourselves as whom we comfortably are from the inside out. Encompassing the mindset of being bold and empowered." ~ Bless Khin

PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVE DIRECTION// BLESS KHIN
MODEL & STYLING// GILLIAN OKYERE

Shea Butter Babes

A Portrait Series depicting individual styles through hairstyles
"In particular I want to talk about natural black hair, and how it's not just hair. I mean, I'm interested in hair in sort of a very aesthetic way, just the beauty of hair, but also in a political way: what it says, what it means." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVE DIRECTION// LEO RAZAK HARUNAH
MODELS // GILLIAN OKYERE // LISA HARUNAH // SELINA SARPONG