PART 1: Amazing Nigerian photographer Emmanuel Arewa channels his creative juices on Women’s month with an amazing fashion series titled ‘BREAKING SILENCE’. The fabulous images were couple with poetic text that hits to the depth of the woman’s power and emotional relationships with men and herself. The work was so good, we had to break the series into a part 1 and a part 2. Below is the first segment.
Here he wears peacock colors because he is the peacock. The highflier. The one that shows off all his success at work and in the world. The woman wears red, her heart and love and life. White, her innocence and purity of womanhood she owes to her man. And black, which may mean submission or mourning the life she will never live judging by the expression on her face which is bored and deeply saddened yet gravely accepting of her current lot in life.
Abuse is something women should never go through in relationships.
COME AS YOU ARE
The red the woman wears is her heart, her love, her life all over herself because when she presents herself to her man she is to give him ALL of herself, love, life and all.
The man wears black around his waist. The black symbolizes the power of his manhood. A privilege he “bestows” on the woman which is why he “expects” her to submit herself wholly to his power and privilege.
Photography/Direction: Emmanuel Arewa @spotlightpi
Styling/Words: Kayito Nwokedi @kayito_n
Hair: Bernard Okon @bernardsmiless
Makeup: Sulaimon Kazeem @casskoncept
Models: Susan Garland @iamsusangarland and melissa Devidal @mel_devidal
Beauty Retouch: Oluwaseun Omosekejimi @libartystudios