“If you wish to shoot type in New York, you’re more than likely going to hang around in very fashionable spots,” the photographer Émilie Régnier stated.
If you wish to type in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, you do the similar factor.
Within the town’s colourful markets, on a daily basis looks like type week, Ms. Régnier stated. “That is where you cross to get your garments, or to be gorgeous,” she stated.
Ms. Régnier, who lives in Paris, was once born in Montreal and grew up in Gabon. This wintry weather, whilst spending time in Abidjan, the place she lived for a yr in 2014, she wandered the town’s markets. Her goal wasn’t essentially type; as a substitute, she sought to ladies with taste and perspective.
Lots of the ladies she discovered aren’t rich. Many cross to the markets to shop for material to have clothes made by way of tailors; some store for secondhand clothes. “There’s one thing very original about their kinds,” she stated of the ladies on this sequence.
Adjita Konaté was once ready to have her hair completed when Ms. Régnier requested her to pose. “She was once so gorgeous that the picture doesn’t honor her good looks sufficient, to me,” she stated. “There’s a way of fluidity I discovered in the way in which she posed, the way in which the get dressed fell on her, her hair.”
Grace Labelle, above, “was once dressed in this improbable swimsuit and I requested if I may shoot her,” Ms. Régnier recalled. She added, “She was once born a fashion.”
Ms. Régnier noticed…