#IAMNINA, a photo series that captures the Spirt of Nina within us.
We show our models the picture that they are going to capture. We prep them with required reading about Nina Simone. We play her music for the entire session. We only need a willing vessel to catch the spirit and it naturally comes through the photos. We intend to inspire Black women to love themselves as Nina pushed so hard for. It is our joy to take a beautiful person with no prior modeling experience and give them the space to come alive in a new way through this project.
Special thanks to our community of artists who have willingly given of their time and art to make this project a reality: (Instagram) @darronlw, @klyonsphotos, @allitalee, @aknewu, @londa_msanii, @facesbykay_