Emily Stein set out to showcase the individuality of children as expressed in their style, but in the process the UK based photographer inadvertently paid homage to the beauty of 4C hair. Stein’s series, entitled ‘Hairdo’ largely features children with tight curls and coils. She didn’t pose the children at all, rather she captured their natural demeanor, which often shows their love of their hair:
“I wanted the photographs to have their own stamp on them, whether they were yawning, hiding or pouting,” Stein told The Huffington Post.
The children in Stein’s photographs reveal how hair can emote joy, and “be a celebration of both style and individuality,” Stein said. Ultimately, she said she hopes these images will leave viewers with a powerful message: “I would [want] people who look at the series [to] feel the positive energy of youth and the spirit of undiluted individuality,” Stein said.”
Slay beautiful children, slay!
You can see the full photo series here.
Ladies, what are your thoughts?