The Butterfly Effect explores the evolution of blossoming African-American women coming out of their metaphorical cocoon. Once the cocoon breaks, the women flourish to make an enormous impact on their community. The photoshoot was in partnership with Shwetha Anand Designs for a collection she designed while studying textile and fashion design at SCAD. The model is Vetaliah Davis.
The Land of Milk and Honey was inspired by renowned photographer Albert Watson’s striking portraits of Duckie Thot and Naomi Campbell — on display in the Albert Watson: The Light Behind the Lens exhibition at SCAD FASH. By positively photographing women of color, my intent is to deprecate the fashion industry’s systems and standards of beauty.