Check out the beautiful photography (below) from renowned French makeup artist and fashion creative Philippe Paschkes. The pictures are from Paschkes’ upcoming new book ‘Africa’. The 130-page book is a result of 4 years work portraying images of African descendants from around the world cloaked in traditional African garb.
One thousand copies of the book will be available for purchase through Paschkes’ website as soon as the book become available in November, 2013, and all proceeds generated will go to organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of African children.
The book is devoted to showcasing the ‘beauty of the African land and her children’ and was inspired by Paschkes’ many years of traveling as an ‘esteemed make-up artist for top international names in fashion and film’.
Paschkes worked alongside artist Anne Domenech, who assisted in creating a myriad of texture backdrops for the photos. The Hungarian Pastry Shop in Harlem, supported the project by lending space and authentically dyed African fabrics were sourced from Harlem’s African Market. The book includes a preface written by Princess Charlene of Monaco.
For more information, please visit: http://www.philippepaschkesphotography.com
About Philippe Paschkes:
For 15 years, Philippe Paschkes worked in France as a makeup artist and fashion creative for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, Grazia and Elle Magazines, countless high fashion runway clients and film projects. Paschkes continued his love of the arts in New York City serving as a makeup artist, creative and artistic director and designer for the next 15 years before picking up the craft of photography in the spirit of social awareness for his recent book, Africa.