This is a series of portraits of a French model, Manya. For the last decade, Manya has roamed Europe from one modeling assignment to the next, stopping periodically to rest at the house of one friend or another. Manya's appearance is quite distinctive--she has head to waist dreadlocks complementing an otherwise slim and strong figure.
According to Manya, her dreadlocks symbolize her powerful feeling of being rooted in nature. Although just 26 years of age, Manya seems very much like an old soul, following her own path with an intensity and seriousness rooted in her own personal philosophy. This series, although shot in color, is presented in black-and-white. It reflects Manya's fondness for analogue photography, and to her strong commitment to nature, and to life on the open road.
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