REPUBLIC DAY 2015
A PERSUASIVE DIALECT
ARSHEEN REZA photography | SARAH HUSSAIN direction
In the act of GAZE, the other does not distinguish between wardrobe and personality traits, but chooses to familiarize the other by features of the face.
Sarah Hussain creates this act by substituting a woman in a, traditionally, South Asian man's role wearing a turban (head piece which is hand made by the Artist herself).
No matter how you see it, I control it. A beautiful narrative based on a model’s conversation with perspective and ideal beauty. The bold gaze set from the model’s masculine posture reminds of us a Mughal prince who was taught to grace his people with a persuasive etiquette presenting his armor.
This would display a highly compensating act of economic wealth and political stature. The off-white blazer presents a striking and bold personality and the turban a symbol of nobility.
"The black and white photographs strike a perspective of history and timelessness. I love black and white photography because they speak the moment as for colour is a bounty of endless opportunity. A B&W is a pause in that spectrum of illusionistic creativity. A moment to reevaluate ideas and the choices we have made."
This photoshoot is in dedication to those strong-headed women, to those newborns and devoted women who represent their society with grace, respect and overwhelming burdens of expectations. Constantly fighting in a world of turmoil of class systems and gender ranking. None of this shall exist if our women are empowered and their skeletons set abloom.
Art Direction and turban - Sarah Hussain
Photography - Arsheen Reza
Make up - Arushi Lakhanpal
Model - Emma of BNM MODELS
Please contact the Artists among this shoot for use of these photographs. Thank you.
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