“I have for the longest time wanted to make a series about 1970s Californian girls, as a response towards the photo albums of music festivals and Laurel Canyon artists. The chic and casual photos of the Rolling Stones in their house, Jimi Hendrix playing pool, Peggy Lipton in Laurel Canyon and Marianne Faithfull in “The Girl on a Motorcycle”…these retro images inspired me to pick up my camera and take my first batch of photos, and they were so different from the mainstream photographs that I’ve seen.” tells us New York based photographer Xinxin Zhang about her newest C-Heads Exclusive series starring wild child Sevahna de Leon of Rebels Mgmt. Styling done by Marie Midford and location managed by Bahia H.
“I never liked the glossy fashion images, nor celebrity headshots, nor tourist or family albums; I didn’t know that photography could carry so much free spirit and effortless elegance. Having moved from Hong Kong to New York for college, I have learned to combine photography and cinematography together with classical paintings. I want to make a photographic conversation about femininity and freedom, as well as urban and natural, and historic landscapes. In this series, I was lucky to have worked with the amazing Sevahna in a beautiful Californian home, in which we re-imagined the freedom of womanhood and sexuality in all-white styling palettes. We want to pay our tribute to the past age of classic rock and roll, but deep within us female artists, we are so thankful for everything that has happened around us in this time and age. We are now safe and independent to speak our truths and recreate our versions of the past legends.”
Photography by Xinxin Zhang @xxinxz
Model Sevahna de Leon @sevahna @rebelsmgmt
Styling Marie Midford @marieanna.m
Location Manager Bahia H. @thebahiavibe