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Earth Child by Jeskaa Designs

Gold Coast based creative Jess Marshall, aka Jeskaa Designs, got into fashion photography after helping out a local model agency with their test shoots. That was five years ago, and she has never looked back. “The more I work in fashion photography the more I fall in love with it and want to keep creating and capturing,” she tells us.

Her first story for Ben Trovato, Earth Child, is about conveying the colors of the earth through a fashionable expression. “This story is a raw, autumn (AUS) editorial that showcases the essence of the earth, it exudes culture, warmth and a touch of African tribal high fashion. We started off shooting a very vulnerable character that became stronger as she became more at peace with the earth,” Jess explains.

Angie Purves with Viviens Model Management shines like an earth goddess in the warm Australian fall sun, and Jess tells she was a joy to work with: “- Angie is even more amazing in person than she comes across in the images. We had an idea of the model we wanted to shoot with, once we met Angie we knew she would be perfect. She would be one of the best models I have shot with to date, she knows how to work her best angles and takes direction with ease, she is also very focused on the job at hand.

Having worked with the whole team on multiple productions in the past, Jess knew what to expect from each team member: “- We are all friends and all share similar ideas but also bring our own ideas to the table. Having an amazing team always shows through in the end result. I always look forward to upcoming shoots with this team as they know how I shoot and work with me to create the shots I endeavor to capture.

Stylist Bonnie Macleod says “[..] the vibe of the shoot oozed a woman’s strength and femininity that channelled the tribal goddess in a modern manner. Staple pieces of fur (faux), leather, animal print and bright patterns complimented by the shades of an African plain and safari. An array of feathers, ivory and statement jewels were the finishing touch without excess. The entirety of this goddesses look greatly excelled with the striking makeup.

Photography by Jeskaa Designs
Styling by Bonnie Macleod ([email protected])
Hair & Makeup by Kate McKenna
Model – Angie Purves @ Viviens Model Management
Jewellery & Props by Pixie Pirate  ([email protected]) & Shikoba ([email protected])