'Brown Sugar', Helen Opara
The title is inspired by the phenomenal neo soul album by D’Angelo. The young woman is based off @ellelinton, an inspiring and hardworking fitness professional. Brown sugar is soft, sweet and earthy. Poured and stirred into your favourite coffee or tea, it adds a smooth taste.
I wanted to capture and emphasise the importance of meditation and rest in our active lifestyles. Coffee was used as an ink wash to create the shared sensations of resting, relaxing and reflecting in a café. Be it the tastes of cake, the smells coffee beans or the feel of brown sugar.