Along with the inspired notions of race, the vision of photographer Sarah Ford and a little post-production tweaking, this fashion shoot comes together as not only a representation of the clothing these model’s adorn, but also as a presentation of the complexity and intricacy of heritage, and how it manifests in the physical form.

Ford plays around with black and white throughout the shoot with both the skin of the models, the make-up they are wearing (done by Loriane Leger) and their different pieces of apparel. Ford finds her inspiration in the real life manifestation of the skin and it’s features, how it manages to represent a person’s origins through form and shape.

mixed race models beauty shoot

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Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine
Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine
Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine
Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine
Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine
Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine
Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine
Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine
Nala & Lidi by Sarah Ford for Zink Magazine

This shoot is exciting and curious, the mixing of body parts from black to white to black plays with the mind in a way that is stimulating and, more than anything, interesting. The concept seems to push boundaries with this different mix of the surreal and bizarre.

For more beautiful photographic oddities from Sarah Ford (www.sarahford.fr) click on the gallery.

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