Baroque, but make it black.
This is Zoi. She and a bunch of equally fly kids were photographed for AfroArt, a stunning photo series shot and styled by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of CreativeSoul Photography. The husband and wife duo have a reputation for capturing adorable images that go viral.
Kahran and Regis started the project in April to showcase creative, on-trend natural hairstyles using a wide range of themes.
“We loved the idea of contrasting modern Afro hairstyles with the styling and clothing from other periods, like Baroque and Steampunk,” the couple told BuzzFeed. “It’s something unexpected and out-of-the-box from the usual imagery seen during those eras.”
The shoots were held in several states, including New York, California, and Texas. This life-giving pic is from the “AfroEarth” shoot in Oakland.
And this dreamy one’s from their “London Bridge” shoot in Atlanta.
Instead of limiting the project to professional models, Kahran and Regis opened the project up to everyone. The series includes a refreshing mix of both working child models and first-timers, like Kheris here.
You may remember Kheris as the 10-year-old stunner who became social media famous after being bullied for her dark complexion.
According to Kahran and Regis, the kids were so excited about their new transformations that many of them asked to wear the styles home. “We were able to inspire kids who are often overlooked and needed these sessions to feel more confident about themselves,” the duo said.
Prints from the AfroArt series and a 2018 calendar are currently available at the CreativeSoul Photography website. Kahran and Regis also plan to release a coffee table book once they’ve shot a few more themes early next year.
All I know is, somebody better get Tyra on the phone because we’ve found America’s Next Top Models!!!
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