Daring and dark, young fashion label ANKHA Clothing always makes use of interesting local photographers for their lookbooks. Previously working with Kope | Figgins, Caroline Mackintosh and Roger Young, ANKHA creator Talitha Bell has most recently joined forces with photographer Janine Kuschke.
This is a first look at their shoot, Alkimica, referencing in Talitha’s words, “alchemical symbols, gods and demi gods, the ferral child and horned mythical creatures.”
Janine is a self-confessed visual glutton and borderline image addict who adores all forms of art. Photography for her is about seeing the world like a wide eyed child, with no preconceived ideas of how it’s supposed to be.
Completely inspired by textures, Talitha likes to make ANKHA pieces a ‘battle of the senses’, to mix simple cuts with far out textures. She enjoys playing with the perceptions of ‘dark’ and ‘light’, mixing blinding fluffy fuchsia pinks with shiny patent leather blacks to create something a little bit bitter with a little bit of sweet; Barbie and Darth Vader.
Photographer: Janine Kuschke
Stylist: Talitha Bell
With Clothing by ANKHA
Model: Jade Ashton Scully
Hair & Make-up: Renee Rossouw
Assistant: Kelly Jean Egan