Nadine Ijewere’s last shoot for Stella McCartney was highly controversial. Commentators on fashion went to criticise the exploitative nature of the shoot which placed models over the backdrop of the poorest parts of Lagos: The dress and other accessories these models wore cost more than the per capital income of the residents of the area.
“A series of images documenting my interpretation of the Stella McCartney SS17 Collection, shot in my family’s hometown… it is very close to my heart! ” Nadine Ijewere says in her description of the shoot.
The Nigerian-Jamaican photographer’s work often revolve around identity. The 25-year old places premium on diversity. Her works often delve into the realm of exposing an alternate beauty.
After her controversial work with Stella McCartney, she appears to be taking a plunge deep into the fashion world. Her latest work is with Allure where she shot US singer, Rihanna for the magazine’s cover.
Nadine Ijewere shot Rihanna, portrait style, a way that brings closer the beauty of her subject. This is in resonance with Ijewere’s previous works for Allure.
Around the first quarter of the year, Nadine Ijewele shot Wataru Shimosato and Yuka Mannami for the magazine. Shooting Rihanna adds to Nadine Ijewere’s growing high-profile portfolio.
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Our annual #AllureBestofBeauty issue honors the year of #Fenty and stars the iconic Rihanna. The uncomfortable truth is that before @fentybeauty, few makeup brands paid adequate attention to making foundations for dark skin. #Rihanna changed all of that and we are so here for it. Link in bio. – #photography: @nadineijewere #makeup: @priscillaono #hair: @yusefhairnyc #manicure: @redhotnails #stylist: @illjahjah