These images are part of an ongoing series called “Sister, Sister,” in which I pay tribute to the Morocco-born, U.K.–based photographer Hassan Hajjaj. I love the way his work creates an interplay between North African and Western culture. I tried to achieve a similar effect when making these images, while using clothes and brands that are relevant to my life. Thanks to Lubna and Shaheema for appearing in these photos. Special thanks to Lorde Inc.
Nafisa Kaptownwala shoots photos sometimes, but mostly works as a casting agent for the street-casting modeling agency Lorde Inc. Originally from Canada, her interest in photography is rooted in making images of second-generation Muslims, like herself. Kaptownwala recently graduated from Concordia University’s art history program, with a focus on race and representation.