Commissioned by Polaroid Originals for the release of the OneStep+ Camera. (2018)

Commissioned by Polaroid Originals for the release of the OneStep+ Camera. (2018)

Akua
Akua

“My hair represents a traditional, ceremonial experience that reflects my identity and those before me. I think that black women, regardless of where they are from see their hair as a cultural extension of themselves. The practice, the time, the styles are all small ceremonies.”

Elle
Elle

“My hair has always served as a way for me to express my identity and make a statement. I was raised with the idea that as a woman, my hair symbolizes power. I’m trying to have fun with the idea and the many ways my hair can exude that energy.”

Chavi
Chavi

“My hair represents me being, accepting, and loving myself as I am. I refuse to straighten my hair and hide the natural kinks that I have.”

Camille
Camille

“I’ve cut three ponytails throughout my life.”

Anzie
Anzie

“My hair is my beauty, ever changing and ever evolving.”

Paris
Paris

“I feel a poignance in connectedness to time, to growing something for so long, to childhood and my dad’s same curls and my grandma’s old pictures with fluffy white hair.”

Dakota
Dakota

“When I was younger every night my mom would brush and braid me and my sister’s hair. It established a deep love for myself and the ability to recognize the beauty in others. It has also given me pride in being a mix of so many beautiful cultures.”

Kathleen
Kathleen

"I’ve donated 45 inches of hair over the last 14 years. It's natural, like me. It is me.”

Bria
Bria

“I’ve been natural for six years but I am just learning to love my hair in its purest most natural state. I’m talking no twist outs just love and it has been the most liberating thing.”

Jenny
Jenny

“My hair and body hair allow me to feel most like myself. They make me feel empowered and beautiful.”

Justin
Justin

“My friend says I look like Cruella De Vil so I’m saying that’s my inspo.”

Andie
Andie

“I approach my hair the same way I approach life in general; I love to experiment, have fun, and not take it too seriously.”

Christian and Tajah
Christian and Tajah

“It’s here today, it could be gone tomorrow. It grows like this. Don’t touch it. It’s my crown.”

“I see my hair as a physical extension of my psyche; my antennas of what I put into and take from the world. When I wear my afro or my braids, I am communicating who I am.”

 Commissioned by Polaroid Originals for the release of the OneStep+ Camera. (2018)
Akua
Elle
Chavi
Camille
Anzie
Paris
Dakota
Kathleen
Bria
Jenny
Justin
Andie
Christian and Tajah

Commissioned by Polaroid Originals for the release of the OneStep+ Camera. (2018)

Akua

“My hair represents a traditional, ceremonial experience that reflects my identity and those before me. I think that black women, regardless of where they are from see their hair as a cultural extension of themselves. The practice, the time, the styles are all small ceremonies.”

Elle

“My hair has always served as a way for me to express my identity and make a statement. I was raised with the idea that as a woman, my hair symbolizes power. I’m trying to have fun with the idea and the many ways my hair can exude that energy.”

Chavi

“My hair represents me being, accepting, and loving myself as I am. I refuse to straighten my hair and hide the natural kinks that I have.”

Camille

“I’ve cut three ponytails throughout my life.”

Anzie

“My hair is my beauty, ever changing and ever evolving.”

Paris

“I feel a poignance in connectedness to time, to growing something for so long, to childhood and my dad’s same curls and my grandma’s old pictures with fluffy white hair.”

Dakota

“When I was younger every night my mom would brush and braid me and my sister’s hair. It established a deep love for myself and the ability to recognize the beauty in others. It has also given me pride in being a mix of so many beautiful cultures.”

Kathleen

"I’ve donated 45 inches of hair over the last 14 years. It's natural, like me. It is me.”

Bria

“I’ve been natural for six years but I am just learning to love my hair in its purest most natural state. I’m talking no twist outs just love and it has been the most liberating thing.”

Jenny

“My hair and body hair allow me to feel most like myself. They make me feel empowered and beautiful.”

Justin

“My friend says I look like Cruella De Vil so I’m saying that’s my inspo.”

Andie

“I approach my hair the same way I approach life in general; I love to experiment, have fun, and not take it too seriously.”

Christian and Tajah

“It’s here today, it could be gone tomorrow. It grows like this. Don’t touch it. It’s my crown.”

“I see my hair as a physical extension of my psyche; my antennas of what I put into and take from the world. When I wear my afro or my braids, I am communicating who I am.”

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