Photographer: Deanna S Reid
Located in: Phoenix Arizona
Here is some background insight on this editorial shoot and what inspired Deanna to create such beautiful work.
Being in the desert I began to feel dry. I was thirsty for culture and a sisterhood that I was used to back east. So I went on a hunt to find dope people of color in Phoenix, Arizona. On my quest, I connected with two of the dopest creatives in Arizona... Makeup artist Jalia Pettis and Natural Hair stylist Vela Davis. Both these women have inspired and encouraged me in my business as a photographer. When we work together, it's never work... it's a moment to release creatively and connect in kinship.
The attached editorial is a representation of just that. I had an idea to support a black woman owned brand that was in town for Phoenix Fashion Week. I reached out and when they agreed to work together I immediately contacted by "Dream Team" and they were down for the cause.