The 'African Queens' Spread by Namsa Leuba was commissioned by New York Magazine's The Cut blog.
As a part of its 'Out of the Box' series, The Cut blog features a photography series by various renowned artists to showcase their vision and combine it with high fashion. The 'African Queen' series is by photographer Namsa Leuba who has a keen eye for detail. The editorial is an extension of her work with the African culture seen through the perspective of the Occident.
The perfect juxtaposition of something as Western as high fashion and ideal of African statues works to make this striking fashion story. Leuba tailored every single detail seen in each frame to her aesthetic and manages to make a bold statement that marries cultures in harmony.