Youth marketing agency Thinkhouse wanted to create a new suite of imagery featuring women in empowering scenarios. I was given full creative control of the concept and creative direction for these images. Rather than shy away from feminine imagery and motifs I instead decided to lean into it as I believe femininity is not synonymous with weakness.
Creative direction by Grace Enemaku. Photography by Kevin Goss Ross
Art Direction / Retouching
NSFW below. I recreated The Birth of Venus featuring the Black woman as a symbol of feminine beauty.
Softness and vulnerability are traits rarely associated with the archetypal Black woman in our culture, so I positioned her as Botticelli's muse to flip the box that society has put her in.