Tiwa Savage is the cover star of this Sunday’s edition of This Day Style. The hot mama of one is killing it in the shoot by TY Bello.
I couldn’t wait to see the clothes @tiwasavage would be photographed
in .Especially that #RED dramatic dress that just wouldn’t leave my head
..I had never seen the dress before but it made such a strong
impression in my heart ..I KNEW it had to EXIST.
..I had built some black panels to create an enclave for Tiwa to
stand in.I wore my clothes inside -out ready to quickly paint the panels
into what ever Colors worked with the clothes when they arrived . … And
arrived they did.. A beautifully curated set of outfits that
interpreted everything we had discussed.. But ALL IN BLACK!.. I had been
silent about color when we pre planned to keep things fluid… But I
understood that black was very versatile but sometimes difficult color
to build a story on and I had to make a creative decision on my approach
I scanned the room for all that we had : amazing BLACK clothes and
RED props from Mushin market … My biggest prop being an old RED Toyota
starlet with BLACK and white faux -fur seats that I had chased down in
Mushin market traffic the day before ..Convincing it’s driver ( who at
first thought I was crazy )to bring it over to me the day before .
I chose to shoot every thing AS THEY WERE.
It became clear to me that I was going to have to ‘FAITH-IT’with this
shoot . Black paired with red was stark and looked nothing like the
pallet of different colors and tones that danced on the photos in my
So I had to make the images .. With what we had ..KNOWING and
TRUSTING that the color pallets I SAW already EXISTED in the RAW black
and red pixels and only had to be CALLED OUT in postproduction.
This is how life is .. Not very predictable and sometimes we have to
DECIDE to SEE the beauty when it’s not so obvious . So what ever color
life is serving remember @tiwasavage and that Faith always makes new
options … CALL out the red .. CALL out the green .. And all the colors
in between ..!