A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, and some pictures not only tell a story but invite you to create your own and photographer Paul Ukonu is passionate about creating such images.
Lost in thought and the entire world, the sun is cast upon her face. Shadows dance around her eyes sleep is far from her cos she knows no peace. But how could she? Beaten by a horrendous lover day and night bruises all over her body but she hides them with beautiful smocks. But today is the day she makes up her mind. Alas she must go from him, she must run AWAY.
His latest pictorial features model Deborah Vanessa on the streets of Accra, Ghana in a shoot that evokes the feeling of getting away from it all. Styled by Ijeoma Mang in colourful, print kimonos, polka dot retro style shorts and gladiator sandals, Deborah poses in a vintage 1974 Mercedes-Benz. Dark smoky eyes and nude lips done by Ghanaian makeup artist Ashiakie Momo complete the sultry look.
Photography – Paul Ukonu
Model – Deborah Vanessa
Styling – Ijeoma Mang
Makeup – Ashiakie Momo