Photographer: The Masons c/o Making Pictures
THE MASONS c/o MAKING PICTURES present us here on GoSee their beauty & skin project ‘Paris’ : “We wanted to focus on skin and the beauty and detail of melanin, but it’s also a story of a young black boy – being confident, a black king in the making, shining the light on the beauty of his dark skin, embracing his innocence, vulnerability, strength & thoughtfulness. Mixing his playfulness with the challenging reality of the world for a young black boy while drawing his strengths from his culture and belief in himself. An emotional journey of a young black king.”
Maruska and Donna-Marie Mason are partners in life and also partners in creativity. Their work captures the complexity of characters and real emotion in a dramatic and bold style. Inspired by people who break boundaries and are not afraid to lead the change, they explore diversity and equality in a timeless style with an edge, always pushing and allowing for their subject’s personality and story to shine through. The Masons are particularly well known for excellent photography and treatment of skin and challenging outdated notions with honest, empowering, and positive representations of different cultures. The Masons’ skill sets are honed from photography, advertising and Film & TV backgrounds.