Updated: Feb 26, 2020
The Edward photo series is a collaboration with Edward Bellot, a stylist and designer from Miami, Florida. Each image portrays fierceness, originality, and empowerment. This body of work advocates for individuals to live in their truth, regardless of their sexual orientation, and not to comply with society’s standards of gender and beauty. "We live in this world where we discern everything to be a certain way. Who are we as humanity to judge one another on how we choose to exist?"
Edward’s story while growing up struggling to be accepted has motivated him to prove his worth and creative purpose. He focused his creative energy and talent into creating an online underground fashion company, called +CHEUXZEN RTW+. Its mission value is to market clothing for all creative and non-conformist souls.
Kendra McNichols, aka Kengy, 25, is a Brooklyn, NY native of West-Indian descent. She is heading into her final year as a postgraduate student at the Royal College of Art studying MA Photography. Her photographic practice explores blackness aesthetics, culture, and identity.
Kengy also experiments with other art disciplines such as film, paint, and jewelry/metalsmith.