My name is Malissa Wilkins. Velvet of Afrovelvet. I am a designer, photographer, and creative director from Washington, DC.
This series uses different lenses to portray patriarchy as it affects men, women, LGBT and non-binary/gender fluid humans. Using typical colors associated with assigned gender roles, the images capture an "alternate evolution" of gender, the toxic masculine gaze in "my reflection", roles of women in male dominated societies in "'lady' on the line," and "a glimmer of we" as we wed co-independence.
Models: Brianna, Monisade, Nanu, Arykah B., Camila, Maya, Rose, Alison, Deondre, Afe, Chuku, Dion
MUA + Asst. Creative Direction: Donnisha Hebert, Unfazedbeauty
Lighting: Voltaire Max
Production: Maryam Kassim
Asst. Styling + Set Design: John Nicolas
Photo/Styling/Set Design/Creative Direction: Malissa Wilkins, Afrovelvet
www.afrovelvet.com + www.unfazedbeauty.com