When you’re living in a busy city, it isn’t always easy to take care of yourself, which is why photographer Emmanuel Mvubu decided to shoot these photos in an urban jungle environment.
The images showcase how the beauty of women compliment the beauty of the city and how looking good while you’re working out contributes to how well you do and how good you feel.
The photos shot in the smoking area speak to how women need to be careful about what they put in their bodies.
Emmanuel chose Nthabiseng Mokoena, Lebo Mashalane and Tina Badu Charles to be the models for this shoot because they’re strong and unapologetic about their style and who they are in general.
The shoot includes a number of powerful poses and shots, alongside a hint of androgyny, with the purpose of demonstrating the strength of women, the rejection of validation from men and the strictly feminine standard of beauty that is usually forced onto us.