*** I am very excited to announce a new editorial in this months DeVour Magazine!!!! ***
This series all started with a incredible hat I stumbled across in a charity shop one fateful afternoon in 2014. I immediately knew I had to feature it in a shoot and became engrossed in designing an accompanying makeup to do the piece justice. In my research I rediscovered my intrinsic love for the plethora of tribal and traditional artwork humankind has produced over the centuries - our capacity for creation is truly incredible!! Inspired by elements of cultural dress, architecture, jewellery and tribal bodyart from across the globe I gradually pieced together each look as a celebration of colour and tribute to the handiwork of the unknown artists who set my artistic flame alight. The series also gave me a fantastic opportunity to start experimenting with graphics as a way to pull all the images together as a set and add a little more fun and colour in the process.
A huge thank you to The Silver Lining Mullumbimby, Anita Caffyn and Louise Lassay for helping me source the pieces, to my amazingly patient model Jessie James and her chameleon eyes, to Donatella Parisini for her beautiful photography and invaluable advice and of course to Christine at DeVour Magazine for publishing the final photos.