6-year-old model photo stun fans in viral pictures

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Viral creative pictures of a six-year-old model taken by renowned photographer, Segun Adebayo left fans stunned on social media.

According to reports, Adebayo photographed the model, June at Balogun market, Lagos producing artistic pictures that have since gone viral online. In the pictures, the model is captured against the tweaked backdrop of the busy market and dressed in a MET gala worthy dress and headpiece.

Inspiration behind the pictures

Explaining the inspiration behind the pictures, Adebayo said that the market colours, ambience and the traffic inspired him to create art with the pictures.

He said, “I met June at a training for a run way show ACFR Adorable kids and she had a plastic sword in hand dressed like a fighter and was acting with Larry Edun and I decided to take a picture of their script-less play.

“It turned out to be a great shot and caught her Moms attention so she invited me over and we both planed the shoot we had today.

“Everything was set but the inspiration came in as soon as I saw the market colors and the broad street and massive traffic,” he said.

Reactions to the pictures

Commentators on social media were particularly stunned by the composure of the model in the pictures at such a young age.

@informal_ifeoma tweeted, “She’s a born model and beautiful; and the photographer is hot.”

@TQinfectious said, “Absolutely gorgeous! Has my whole heart!”

@Theajebutter103 said, “This picture of a girl at Balogun market Nigeria deserves an award.

‘Stunning piece of work’ from @SegunWealth

@Livingart17 wrote, “This blew my mind! Amazing!”

The model, June is of Nigerian-Dutch descent. Asides schooling, she has been modelling for a while, plays the piano, is an actress and a ballerina.

Adebayo who works with acclaimed Tiannah Studios, is well known for his works in fashion, lifestyle, abstract and child photography.

 

Olajumoke Adeleke