Picture a restless young soul, a deserted space at the edge of the world, an endless expense of sand and no trace of clothing covering her striking body. Except for a few tattoos spread carefully along her unflawed skin, carrying the secret of a time past, there’s no way of telling her story. She could be anyone, her story might as well be still unwritten, her reality could easily fit into yours, or maybe not.
Lensed by Ryan Pike, Schanae Jellick (schanaejellick.squarespace.com) morphs into a beautiful enigma. At ease with the bareness of her body, her hair fixed in nothing but a messy side braid, her face touched by little make-up, she walks the beach like the world would be hers to conquer.
There for a day, or there to stay, searching for an escape or looking to embrace the wilderness, her tales could hide under many patterns, as the light in her eyes would only speak to those who really want to see her, underneath the skin.
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