SERENE : UNTOLD STORY

A STORY OF STILLNESS THAT SPEAKS FOR PAST AND STANDS FOR THE FUTURE



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INSPIRATION: “PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES BY JIM NAUGHTEN ON HERERO TRIBE “


The Herero, also known as Ovaherero, are an ethnic group inhabiting parts of Southern Africa. The Herero tribe was devastated, having lost almost eighty percent of its population during war. Garments became an important expression of identity during these fragile times. Upon killing a German soldier, a Herero warrior would remove the uniform and adopt it to his personal dress as a symbol of his prowess in battle.

The shoot takes a part of Africa and portrays the achievement of freedom, to thrive inspite of the the struggle and coming out in a world to be free of the past.


The still space, the direct gaze, the re-appropriated clothes combine to curate a stillness that allows the past to speak.


Celebrating diversity and women in fashion.




Typical fashion style from Herero people
Herero Tribe fashion

Typical woman fashion style for Herero people from Africa
Woman style in Herero tribe



black woman cheek to cheek with a white woman
Twins





Two woman in typical herero fashion style shaking hand
Respect



Two woman dressed in typical Herero fashion style
Freedom

Two women dressed in typical Herero fashion style hugging
Chain



Photographer : Carlotta Bro


Muse: Adwoa Aboah


Hair and Makeup Artist : Alessia Motti


Talent: Welena


Talent: Tracy


Model Agency: Boom model agency


Creative Direction: Shinal Maheshwari












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Shinal Maheshwari