Naomi Campbell is featured in Essence Magazine’s monthly amidst Covid times. Coolest part of this is that she’s taken the Photographs herself. Yes, these are Self Potraits and as someone who likes to photograph things and who admires Ms. Campbell I’ll have to say that I am beyond impressed.
You see, Naomi has taken up a campaign to use her supermodel status and fame to raise awareness about Africans and their talents, especially those at home. She was in Ghana for Christmas with her mother , Valerie in December. She’s in and out of Nigeria and Kenya many times each year and just this weekend , she posted an Instagram update about the maltreatment of Africans in China.
Naomi (‘fam’ I like to whisper to myself occasionally lol) veered into writing, acting and humanitarian work. With Covid-19 hitting New York hard , she’s taken to live! interviews with fellow Celebrities like Diddy, Serena and Venus Williams as well as Marc Jacobs- just to mention a few. Now, we can add photography to her list of skills.
Photography seems like a walk in the park except when you have to do it for professional reasons. Trust me, everything matters.The headroom, perspective, depth of field, the lightening….
The worst thing that could happen is for you to take a series of photos then realise that the quality is off. But self photography isn’t all she’s done for the shoot. She selected her outfits, did her make up and adjusted camera settings before positioning the camera settings several times. If no one told you, you’d think a professional photographer had gone in to set things up.
Anyway, enough of the rave. Check out the story in Essence Magazine’s website.