Recently, I have been working alongside a few other youth artists on a project led by my friend Zamiya Akbar - THE COLLECTIVE zine. It's an international self-published zine based on youth art, activism and mental health, and I'm extremely excited to join the team as a staff contributor.
With the first issue focusing on the theme of the new season, warmth and change, I submitted a poem along with a makeup look; completely self-shot and edited (with the help of my gangly arms and mirrors). The poem 'autumn' was written during my trip to England over the Summer, and the pictures were actually shot in a coffee-shop bathroom for the soul reason that I liked the light fittings by the sinks (thankfully, nobody walked in on me squatting by a basin with my arms wrapped around a lamp). The pictures (included below) feature on a 2X double page spread in the first few pages of the zine, which you can access via the following links:
THE COLLECTIVE ZINE