‘Head Dress’, an editorial by photographer Lauren Fletcher, features in the latest issue of South African fashion publication Gaschette Magazine (Clan Edition). The theme for the photoshoot was a juxtaposition of elements from Europe Africa and Asia.
The print-on-print aesthetic and style of the portraits references mid-20th century West African Studio portraiture, such as the work of Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe. Using the portraiture genre also references classical portrait painting and Victorian portrait photography. The bright colours and textured background draw influence from Tretchikoff’s work, and the hessian background gives an earthy feel, again making reference to an African aesthetic. -Lauren Fletcher
In the editorial, model Aphelele Mbiyo from D&A Model Management, sports clothing and accessories from Glitterati, Metropolis, Mr Price, Zara and Topshop. Check out the some of the original images below. To view more, visit the Gaschette feature.
Photography and retouching: Lauren Fletcher www.laurenfletcherphoto.co.za
Styling: Zakirah Rabaney
Makeup: Jacqueline D’Nielle
Model: Aphelele at D&A Model Management.
Special thanks to Craig Hemphill at Direct Photographic, Cape Town.