This photoshoot is stunning.
Atlanta-based couple Regis and Kahran – collectively, CreativeSoul Photography – had one mission when it came to their latest project: to show children of colour that more people look like them in the media.
Their photography series, Afro Art, highlights the beauty of black girls and their natural hair. In the stunning photos, we see young black girls embracing their natural hair in a range of different aesthetics, from Baroque-era to steampunk.
“We hope that girls around the world will be inspired to love their unique differences and beauty within,” Kahran explains of the duo’s work when speaking to My Modern Met.
“We feel that it is so important for kids of color to be able to see positive images that look like them in the media.
“Unfortunately the lack of diversity often plays into the stereotypes that they are not ‘good enough’ and often forces kids to have low self-esteem.”
“We hope that viewers will see the beauty and versatility of afro hair and we hope that girls around the world will be inspired to love their unique differences and beauty within.”
Just a glance at some of the photos prove they’ve been successful in their mission…