Both based in Amsterdam and longtime fans of each others’s work, photographer Kwabena Appiah-nti and luxury lingerie designer Tisja Damen joined hands to create a new truly wonderful story together in Brazil.
Tisja’s lingerie is made by women for women and aims to adorn every female body, no matter what shape or size it is. To really capture Rio de Janeiro’s vibes and not have to hurry or plan out the shoots, Kwabena used his own girlfriend Shunyata Ossewaarde as the model. This led to impromptu photo shoots and a comfortable and trusting vibe in the images. Brazil’s abundant beauty and the crashing waves on tranquil beaches, in combination with the delicate lace inspired Kwabena endlessly during the month he spent there.
The images were shot at Oscar Niemeyer’s villa Casa das Canoas, an Airbnb in the Vidigal favela and Rio de Janeiro’s nude Abrico beach, in May 2018.
Photographer: Kwabena Appiah-nti
Model: Shunyata Ossewaarde
Clothing: Tisja Damen Lingerie