Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen // Flamboya

you might already know of Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen from the work she’s done for renowned fashion magazines and fashion houses the likes of Carven & Missoni. her most beautiful visuals, in my opinion, is a series called Flamboya which was shot in Kenya (where she spent part of her childhood) Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. the name is taken from the red blossomed Flamboyant tree which grows across East and South Africa.

Jeneil Williams for Vogue Germany

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i can’t remember the last time i looked at a fashion editorial and thought WOW. i suppose i’m just not in the habit of paging through Vogue (or buying it, for that matter) and soaking up the editorials like many people do. but this one for Vogue Germany is just exquisite.

Hana Haley

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Hana Haley is a San Francisco based fashion photographer whose photos “are like stray lashes that have fallen loose from my lids to exist somewhere else. they are secrets i’ve let slip out.” see more of her work at her portfolio, flickr & blog.

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders is  UK based photographer who has done work for Monocle, Refinery 29, Margaret Howell, Mr Porter, Mary Karantzou and other rad fashion peeps. i love how colour plays into his work, tones of brown and green and black… you can peruse his work at his website, tumblr and agency.

Fancy Pants

kate and alix-rose are two talented cape town locals who i’ve come to know via twitter (the internet never ceases to bring me joy it seems). kate is a copywriter with a great penchant for fashion, and alix-rose is a photographer whose work i’m always excited to see over at her blog. they’ve done some pretty awesome self-motivated shoots before, so i was thrilled when kate asked if i’d like to feature their latest collaboration. which. is. amazing. i might have said “holy eff balls” when i first got a sneak peak. the colour palettes alone are enough to make me weak at the knees.

that was then, this is now

the ones2watch is an online magazine that showcases the fashion industry’s up-and-coming photographers, stylists & other peeps behind the lens. if you’re seeking some inspiration i suggest you browse through their past issues. i was particularly taken by this editorial that was photographed by ross trevail & styled by lena dystant – who you may recognise from many street style blogs as basically the coolest girl on the planet.