I emailed Mario Epanya, the Cameroonian photographer who boldly decided to try and get an African licence for VOGUE magazine. Conde Nast said no, but I could not stop thinking about the swagger, guts and initiative that this took, so I wanted to congratulate him.
Memphiz showcased one of the covers, and in my email I congratulated Mario on his drive to do the campaign for VOGUE Africa.
Mario said thank you and he kindly agreed to allow me to reproduce a few pictures that he has taken from his portfolio. I chose these ones due to the statestuesque black hair in them.
[All photos courtesy of marioepanyaphotography]
Please support Mario and his work, so check out his website here.
I love the slick, Grace Jones-esque look of the hair in all of these looks — amazing, brilliant, fire, you get the drill!!