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The Wilder by Laia Benavides

Strong, powerful and aggressive”, is how Laia Benavides describes her editorial The Wilder, “I wanted to use the jungle background to punctuate the strength and power of the female body”.

Both the wardrobe and the makeup are dramatic and rich, combining neutral earth tones with florescent shades of green, pink, and red. “For me inspiration means a mixture of thoughts, feelings and an explosion of colors, textures and shapes that come together to form my photographs. For this shoot I was inspired by the jungle”.

Laia went to school for photography and graphic design in Barcelona, but says that her career didn’t start until she moved to New York, where she is currently based.

Photography by Laia Benavides
Modelling by Pamela @ Wilhelmina NY
Styling by Lia Hallie
Makeup by  Dominique Farina
Hair by Yumiko Sensui
Photo assistant Rodrigo Rivas