Desiree Cyganek is a New York-based photographer of French and African descent – a native of Ivory Coast. She works across portrait, fashion and fine art, capturing the essence of models and their emotions, with an adroit and recognisable aesthetic. Her personal series, African Statues, is striking and sculptural – models are adorned with traditional objects, colours and patterns.
Body painting: Jennifer Green. Hair artist: Falon Jaloi.