"The shoot illustrates how two different positions, or expressions can change the dynamic of a photograph when they are played against each other. The creative direction of this shoot was to reflect style as it is seen on the streets of Johannesburg (in this instance colourful, sportswear inspired items, all locally designed, were sourced). Tumi and Itumeleng Nko were selected because they are representative of the neighbourhood societies and subcultures drawn on for inspiration. The girls, who I found out about through internet hype around their personal style, are popular for their unique and expressive way of dressing, particularly in Dobsonville (a township in greater Soweto) where they are from ."
Creative Direction and Photography: Nikki Zakkas
Styling: Phendu Kuta
Make up: Sancia Naidoo