Hello friends! We are thrilled to announce that we have written the first chapter of our newest photography project, Pantheon.
Pantheon is a set inspired by mythology from all over the world. Using the stories and imagery of the gods, heroes, and monsters from antiquity, we will pull modern, classic, and abstract interpretations of these characters.
For our first entry in the series, we have Nikisha back once more, donning the persona of Hera.
Hera, Queen of the Gods and Goddesses. Often recognized by her majestic beauty and solemn demeanor, Hera was the protector of women and ruled as the goddess of marriage and birth. She was also known for being the driving force behind the seasons and weather as well as watching over the starry skies and heavens.
Hera was both a daughter and wife to Zeus and was extremely jealous of his many other lovers and offspring. Often enraged at Zeus due at his extramarital affairs and illegitimate children, Hera regularly punished any husband who wronged his wife. There was no being who did not fear her wrath, even Zeus himself. It is not uncommon to see this vengeful goddess accompanied by peacocks as she regarded them as sacred beings. Her love of pomegranates is echoed in the offerings presented to her in various temples across Greece.
Here, we see a powerful leader capable of anything and everything. Hera will take what she deems as rightfully hers without a care in the world and does it so casually as she sips wine. Do not be fooled by her beautiful features and presence. She may be known as a creator, but she is happy to destroy. When she was free of Zeus, she forged the golden chains that bound her into beautiful armor.
Stay tuned for lots more shoots in this series. We already have 2 on the books for April, and lots of ideas for shoots after that!
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