Kids style magazine Hooligans has a new issue out packed with amazing kids fashion shoots from which I’ve chosen to feature this stunning editorial by photographer Tawny Chatmon with a winter white celebratory theme.
Tawny is a self taught visual artist who has been working in the field of photography for the past 16 years. Born in Tokyo, growing up an ‘army brat’, she had the unique opportunity to take in the cultures of three different continents all before the age of 12. By then she was in the United States and elbow-deep in her aunt’s theatre company. She studied theatrical arts from the age 12 to early adulthood. After receiving a scholarship for dramatic arts, she switched paths and focused her interests on being behind the camera. Her background unquestionably contributes to her wide range of talents.
For Chatmon, her photographs are the first layer to which she often adds overlapping paint, collage and digital elements and illustration. Doing so, she produces a work that is more than just a work of photography but a new photographic expression, a new incarnation of the original photograph.
I love the overlaid gold decoration on these shots, its a style of collage featured in many adult fashion shoots these days but not so prominent in kids fashion photography.
The effect is for a perfect Holiday Christmas feeling, party wear for pre and post New Year. Hooligans magazine issue 11 is available from today.
All photos by Tawny Chatmon for Hooligans magazine – all rights reserved
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