Collaborations just might be my favorite thing, so when there was a look I needed captured I already knew who I wanted to work with, Anthony Nibbs (again) and Kia White of St.Thomas.
While I wasn't able to physically be there for the shoot, I was still able to share some photo and pose concepts via text for an idea of what I was looking for and let the professionals handle it from there. Needless to say I was VERY pleased with the results.
I especially love how they integrated the Market Square, which is a big part of our Caribbean culture and really brought it to life in a modern, high fashion way.
I've enjoyed watching Kia (@iamkiawhite), as she is professionally known, grow in her modeling/acting career. She has featured in numerous photos some of which you have surely seen online. From being one of the faces of Island Girl Jewelry, in that R.City video or what may be my favorite VI Lottery commercial , her talent and beauty stand out effortlessly.
Anthony Nibbs (@anibbs), who I have yet to actually meet but I've had the pleasure of shooting for me before, was exactly who I wanted to capture the look I had in mind. A St.Thomas photographer whose work speaks for itself. I love how he captures the natural essence of a woman without too much extra.
Pulling in some assistance with this shoot capturing the floral shots specifically, I was introduced to upcoming photographer Brianna Cyrene (@visuals_bybri) , of St. Thomas, who did an amazing job capturing the vision in her own way. The color contrast and highlights play off of the madras very nicely.
Seeing my fashions brought to life with interactive shoots that tell a story or reimagine our cultural definition is a thing of dreams, but thats for another blog!
I just hope and aim to shoot with all the local photographers within the next year to highlight all of the artistic vision and talent we have locally within the Virgin Islands.
Enjoy the gallery and if you choose to share any pictures featured in this blog please credit the creatives accordingly and visit their Instagram pages:
Photography: @anibbs / @visuals_bybri