The ability to create images that strike has alwasy been something ive admired about this photographer and the ability to use such a tool as a fashion photographer to tell stories or portray a basic idea cant be overemphasized

Creative fashion photographer Emmanuel Arewa of Spotlight Photos & Imagery creates a new body of work centered around African beauty & The Cowry Shell.

The ancient cowry shell mostly worn by African women is a symbol fertility, womanhood  and wealth. In this beauty editorial, the cowries as used creatively as accessories which can be seen on the ears, wrist and neck as earrings, bracelets and chokers respectively. These beautiful African jewels are also intricately woven into the models traditional Didi hairstyle which originates from the Western part of Nigeria.

The aim of this series is being achieved by the use of contemporary photography to preserve and re-present this unique ancient african fashion to the up-growing generation.

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Credits
Photography/Creative Director: Emmanuel Arewa | @spotlightpi
Makeup: Jibike Faborode | @kikyfabz
Models: Bonita Nanfe J.Kefas | @mimzbee of Zahara  MGT
Aduke Shitta Bey | @adukebey__ of Beth Model MGT
Teminikan Idowu | @teminikan__ of Few Model MGT
Image Retouching: Toyin Adeleke | @verified_imagery