The Urbanous People, Rachel Schraven.
Rachel Schraven photographs the world with a big passion. Living in Utrecht, The Netherlands, she likes to shoot in the flow of the moment, searching for the right mood and the right atmosphere. Her style is fresh and clean. Yet her photographs often have a surreal touch, as if she was living in a dream world. Rachel is able to see a spark of magic, wherever she aims her camera. Her pictures have something that keep you engaged with them; they whisper stories that keep you thinking
Rachel Quotes, "There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept." Ansel Adams
The Urbanous Peoples is a series of photographic portraits of Rachel Schraven and illustrations from Nina Mathijsen. It is a visual study of indigenous skin decoration, urban tribalism, ethnic jewellery, scarification, symbolism, traditional veils, tattoos, makeup and facial ornaments. From wide research into the realm of body ornamentation is applied visual rhyme. Our approach is intuitive and associative.
Identity and visibility is hidden in many layers. It is hidden in skin, the face, and the body - but also in decorations or even within concealment. In this regard, people’s Urbanous a visual statement.
THE URBANOUS PEOPLE
PHOTOGRAPHY / Rachel Schraven
ILLUSTRATION / Nina Mathijsen
HAIR STYLING & MUA / Christel Man
MODELS / Manouk @ Elvis & Nella @ Ego Models
With Special Thanks to Streetlife Fashion Amsterdam