Captured by the light of this dark goddess

An accentuating glow creates the scene for this picturesque portrayal of gothic noir, ripe with the scent of a goddessen vision and poised with the beauty of porcelain skin and blood red lips, photographer Atif AbuSamra inspires a photography shoot with the new notions of gothic fashion.

Styling in the shoot (done by Ginno Aldecente) is textured and elaborate – with fairytale-like headdresses adorning model Emma Falkenstrom’s golden hair. There are the continued notions of something mythical and enigmatically beautiful within the shoot – make-up, done by Melanie Flores, focuses on those classically beautiful features of the female face – deep and dark lips, cheeks bones leading down to the mouth, punching and almost transparent blue eyes.

Gothic beauty

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Emma by Atif AbuSamra
Emma by Atif AbuSamra
Emma by Atif AbuSamra
Emma by Atif AbuSamra
Emma by Atif AbuSamra

AbuSamra creates striking portraits with each new piece of apparel, breathing in life and creating a story with the use of light and dark, feature and focus. The entire shoot comes together in magical and magnificent formation, allowing the mind to create and believe in a story untold.

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Born into the humble town of Franschhoek, South Africa it was little wonder that Chevaun Roux would find her flavour in life through good food, good wine and stylish apparel. After completing a Bacherlors Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics the world of freelance writing became the first choice in occupation, with no regrets and having never looked back. With a zest for anything with colour, vibrance and essence she found herself diving further into the world of fashion and design; from thifting vintage wedding dresses to pouring through new and modern jewelry pieces. This self anointed bohemian indentity believes in all the partisan revolutionary ideals of love, beauty and freedom, and when she isn’t writing or editing you can find her at the kitchens helm creating her latest milkshake masterpiece.