Age: 20

One thing that stands out with this model is her name. Shonicwa. When I first heard it, I tried to determine its origin. To me, it sounded North American Indian but the reality of her name was something simpler. It was a name she made up herself. It is the name she calls herself.

The first images I saw of Shonicwa were of her wearing a loose-fitting brown top. Given my interest in casual clothing styles, I knew that that was what I wanted to photograph her in. What followed was a shoot at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. All images are from that shoot.

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