Atlanta-based CreativeSoul Photo brought an inspiring artistic vision to life that highlights the beauty of black girls and their natural hair. Regis and Kahran, the husband and wife team behind CreativeSoul show off their expertise in capturing powerful portraits in their series Afro Art. The striking images feature young girls in elaborate costuming and hairstyles, from a Baroque-era aesthetic to steampunk clothing to fierce high-fashion ensembles.
“We feel that it is so important for kids of color to be able to see positive images that look like them in the media,” Kahran said. “Unfortunately the lack of diversity often plays into the stereotypes that they are not ‘good enough’ and often forces kids to have low self-esteem.”
“We hope that viewers will see the beauty and versatility of afro hair and we hope that girls around the world will be inspired to love their unique differences and beauty within.” They have worked on the series in various states in the US, and even though the preparation was meticulous, the duo managed to maintain a level of spontaneity.
The portraits of girls featured in Afro Art are stylish and carry themselves with confidence and grace.