The Light Within

The Light Within is a portrait series exploring humans and their energetic signatures in relation to our place within space.

I think the idea of looking outwards to furthest place possible while there’s turmoil across the globe is both inspiring and terrifying. Inspiring because there’s more out there, more to discover, potentially more space to inhabit but terrifying for the same reasons- in relation to how much damage humans continue to do to our own planet.

It may sound like a faux- deep Instagram caption or a meme, but the idea that our bodies are made of components from the stars quite reassuring in times of dismay and conflict. To be able to play with these ideas by collaborating with a photographer and makeup artist who are both into the physics of space and the esoteric teachings behind of the astrological zodiac, meant we could layer personal meanings for ourselves and our subjects with every individual’s portrait.

photography JP HANEKOM/ styling SHEENA BAGSHAWE/ hair and make-up LIEZL LEACH

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Aaleya Omar in AKEDO

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Francis Buseko in VINTAGE ZIONIST

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Kgothi ‘Iman’ Dithebe in AKEDO

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Olivia Mortimer in VINTAGE ZIONIST jacket

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Anelisa Mangcu in AKEDO

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Zander Opperman in ZARA

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Colin O’Mara Davis in MICHAELA REBECCA

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Anita Makgetla in Levi’s

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within
The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Michaela Giddion in ZARA

The Stylist's Notebook- The Light Within

Logan Hing in MICHAELA REBECCA

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