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African Protea Inspired photoshoot

Whilst I was in South Africa recently for a wedding, I fell in love with this totally stunning Protea. Being a South African myself, it never seems to amaze me how I get blown away every time by the beauty and richness of our South African culture, nature itself is endless with its beauty. A while ago a few of us had the idea of doing an African inspired shoot, but we were mainly inspired by the Protea Niobe and its unusual colours of black, silver and green. We wanted to create a shoot that would reveal the raw, authentic diversity of Africa in both culture and flora, so  we added more rough textures, like some succulents and natural textures like some ostrich eggs. The gorgeous Thandi, a local student from Cullinan completed the picture with her bare feet on the mountain rocks to make the perfect African look that we wanted to create.

Proteas: www.doornkraalproteas.co.za