“In 2019, the world is so much smaller, opportunities are endless, and there’s a gadget for everything. Where do we look to when in need of a reminder of who we are and why we are here? Instagram? Twitter? Our jobs? The fast pace of capitalism has revolutionized the world in some incredible ways, but at what cost? What has been left behind? Who do we leave behind or ignore in this never-ending rat race? Am I defined by this “come-up,” fueled and funded by a superficial society?”… Read the full entry on Antenna Works.
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A spellbinding Mother Nature-inspired photo series by photographer Chelsea Jackson and features striking beauties Sydney Fucci and Kokie Childers, styled by Brandon Kafarela. The series was inspired by the visual team’s admiration for black female beauty and were particularly interested in showcasing the wide ranging diversity of how black femininity can appear and it’s dualities with nature.
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Brandon Kafarela, an aspiring stylist and fashion photographer based in Houston and New Orleans joined forces with Blue Hyman, a creative director and rapper based in Austin, for the second time to curate a project representative of what inspires and motivates them as southern artists as well as fashion enthusiasts.
This project was put together using pieces from Brandon’s personal collection as well as the cultivation of bohemian ideals and the artists’ shared interests/styles. Based in the urban south, they’ve been exposed to unique cultures within and surrounding the communities they were raised in.
Brandon was born and raised in Southeast Houston. Being of mixed background (Mexican, Colombian, and Creole), culture is a subject he enjoys exploring with others through the arts, fashion, and travel.
Blue was born in Virginia and moved to Houston, where her creativity, music, and personal brand, @GetSomeGreens, took off. Since then, she has moved to Austin and released multiple singles, directed music videos, and much more.
Brandon and Blue have had their work and styles featured in Nakid Magazine, Complex, Ace Hotel: New Orleans, Stubborn Magazine, and Southern Rep Theater.