What is our existence if not a collection of facts, memories and emotions, of desires and fears, of truths and wonders, of moments dictated by impatience and ones dreamed up by nostalgia; a perpetual struggle of trying to connect past, present and future, to align them so very perfectly that they still hold meaning while forging our happiness?

The modern woman of Africa, embodied by the beautiful Campbell Meas, takes the thought even further, posing for Lara Pretorius in a constant push and pull between heritage and future, between culture and modernity, between the love for home and the love for the new land she forges for future generations.

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EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS
EXISTENTIAL BY LARA PRETORIUS

Traditional prints and futuristic silhouettes, cuts that are at once sexy and powerful, accessories that tie several worlds together are all part of Pieter Burger’s phenomenal styling. Make-up by Farryn Ter Ossepiantz rounds out the series of images that you can check out at the gallery.

For more of Lara’s work do visit this link.

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