This r&b queen is an absolute pleasure to work with. When we collaborated on this shoot, it was just after the release of her EP Burning Bridges so the aim was for these press shoots to be used as a springboard for promotion but also as a way of reminding the world that she's still every bit the authentically natural artist they love (hence the natural back drop).
Maria is such a multi-talented artist both vocally and in terms of her artistic vision. Much of the concept of this shoot for her two singles " I AM" & "YOU AND I" came from her own imagination. She provided some rough sketches of what she envisioned and I had the pleasure of bringing them to life, it was a truly creative collaboration and as you can see, it yielded some beautiful images.
A collective of artists in their own right, all routed in a multitude of genres. I really aimed to show each artist's individuality with these press shots while also maintaining cohesion between the images. It was important to us that people be introduced to them holistically, each identifying with the artist who resonated with them both sonically and visually.
When this artist approached me for a shoot, the aim was simply to get shots to tease his upcoming project. What they became is an expression of the artist at that particular time in his career. We chose to use the East end of London as the setting and really based the shoot around the headphones as a prop. My aim was to really encapsulates the artist, a poet; a child of music.