Inspired by a Tretchikoff painting, these portraits are done by Cape Town photographer Paul Cocks styled by Kate Desmarais who fashioned head-wraps out of clothing.
Model: Nargis Musawwir from Base
Hair & Makeup: Marieke Sixx
Studio and lighting: Pro Rental Cape Town
Irving Penn Photographer Richard Avedon 1994
"A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he’s being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he’s wearing or how he looks. He’s implicated in what’s happened, and he has a certain real power over the result." Richard Avedon