Elegance from within

This is a project I did last year. An artist friend, Peju Alatise commissioned me to photograph the jewellery she made. I found it exciting, as this seemed like a continuation of my African elegance paintings series which I exhibited in London two years ago. African elegance is a study and celebration of African traditional adornment. I  had to think of an interesting way to show these beautiful pieces and also tell a story with them. I needed to get a model with good looks and defined features, which I think is very important. If you get a good model, and you have an eye for anatomy and good lighting, your work will come out great. I shot using a one light source and a reflector, and here is the result. Enjoy it.