Here is the story behind our July fashion shoot story, as we share some additional images from the shoot also.
“As an expressionist photographer, I often aim to capture some form of emotion or energy. For this shoot I collaborated with my best friend Zeda, it’s definitely much easier working with people you understand & people who appreciate you as much as you appreciate them.
Despite knowing each other for eons we actually don’t collaborate as often as we’d like but anyways back to the story…
Being considered an outsider by Dubliners despite being raised in Dublin often causes people like Zeda and I to feel out of place. This also made it quite difficult for people with our caliber of talent to grow in the “industry” or “scene” or whatever you’d like to call it, therefore this shoot is simply a reflection of our hope for the inclusion of the next generation of those of African descent in the Irish creative scene and also our acknowledgment of it all.” Fortune Lago – images/photography
“This shoot is simply a reflection of our hope for the inclusion of the next generation of those of African descent in the Irish creative scene.”
“Although Lago and I have been best friends for so long for some reason we’ve been too busy to work together although we have so many projects out with other people. Lost Kids Need Love Too came about as a complete accident but it’s one I’m so glad for.
As with all of my work, I try to be as sustainable as possible, using my own clothes and pulling from Irish designers, all the brands used are Irish and female which is something that is forever important to me to champion.
This shoot is our sort of creative answer to feeling out of place growing up in Ireland. As people that are from here but aren’t REALLY from here, there’s always that thing in the back of your head reminding you to never get too comfortable. So, in this shoot, I’d argue that the outfits don’t make sense as nothing makes sense but that doesn’t mean we don’t deserve love, too. It’s a sort of rebirth and funeral, all rolled into one. I truly hope once you’ve read the explanation and go back to look at the pictures you can see it.” Zeda the Architect – styling
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