Mexican standoff

Every now and then a project comes along where you can quite liberally draw inspiration from some great artist from the past. This was certainly true for this shoot for a really cool young brand Koua Mexico , inspired by the great Frida Khalo. I always loved those early colour photographs of her by Nikolas Muray, the technique for those original 1930s tri carbro prints is almost impossible to reproduce nowadays so I opted for a cinematic 1960s type classic movie look. Modelled by blogger Laura Blair, these were taken in the hottest (no pun intended!) Mexican bar in London, Tonteria.