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Free Flow ‘Fro

Portraits celebrating afro-textured hair in all its nuanced variety, capturing a diverse British community of Black and Mixed Race subjects from all professions and walks of life in the UK.

45 sitters, of all ages, kindly gave their time to be photographed for the series, for which I collaborated with the amazing Afro-textured hair stylist Cher Savery, and Diana Hudson, an experienced MUA.

With Natural Hair Discrimination laws changing in California, writers like Afua Hirsch & Nadia Latif eloquently picking apart the way the entertainment industry has failed to understand and showcase darker skin tones and afro-textured hair and recent efforts like Project Embrace poster campaigns in this country working to “Break boundaries and change perceptions one curl at a time…” there seems to be a growing cultural impetus to celebrate, normalise, and create positive representations around afro hair.

I wanted to contribute to that positive representation by making impactful, aspirational photos, using lighting states designed to make darker skin tones look beautiful, while showing the texture and detail of afro-textured hair.

Free Flow Fro: A Natural Hair project

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Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Linda Mathis

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Andrew Marks

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Arianne Carless

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Catherine Elcock

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Jade Anouka

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Adonis O'Holi

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow 'Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Bradley Francis

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Yvonne Campbell

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Raiyeh

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Kemi Lofinmakin

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Lawrence Nague

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Lateshia Howell

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Ewa Dinah

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Dani Moseley

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Rafaela Nicolay

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow 'Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

David Monteith

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow 'Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow 'Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

David Montieth & family

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Linda Mathis

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Jereca Tafari

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Jake Bryan-Amaning

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Michael Blackburn

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Chem Sylvester

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Naomi Israel

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Jayne Aguire

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Khadie Fall

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Faith Alibi

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Renee Thomas

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Annabel Grace

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Caroline Mgata

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Omar Mohameh

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Tendai Rinomhota

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Corina Kwami

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Cassie Clare

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Nicole Acquah

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Rebekah Evans

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Vanesa Palacios

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Naomi Thompson

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Hollie Armer

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Carly Mercedes Dyer

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Sameera Van Boeckel

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Celeste Thomas

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Roli Okorodudu

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow 'Fro: A Natural Hair project

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair project

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