Last we shared the work of photography duo JUCO (aka Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud), they were taking photos of patterns and birds in an editorial entitled Flight Patterns. Well, they are back at it again with a new series of photos for WORK Magazine that are all about turbans. The photos are bright and colorful and mash together beauty, a bit of ugliness, and lots of contrast. They are very, very wonderful.
The group of photos–TURBANS–tackles the idea of the turban wearer and the significance of the turban in culture. You have the turban depicted as fashion piece, the turban as old lady staple, the turban as ethnic symbol, and even a few loopy takes on the turban from being associated with drag culture to being worn by mystics. Not only is every detail addressed marvelously in these intimate shots but it must be noted just how great the expressions on the various models faces are. They were able to pull interesting looks from the professional model to the elderly woman with the delightfully off grimace.
JUCO’s work is great. There is nothing else to say about Galdo and Cloud’s work: they consistently execute good projects. Catch more of the TURBANS shoot here and, if you haven’t already, go through every photo on their website.