Maya’s photos are illustrated by Michelle Lefade in this incredible collab for Toronto’s Feminist Zine Fair.
Maya: We both have a strong female energy present in our work. I think that’s how we became close girls, we both feel a desire to express our femininity first and foremost. Michelle’s work completely inspires me. Her characters are larger than life figures that dive off the page and make me want to strut down the street and become them.
Michelle: What I like most about Maya’s work is that she creates her own world through this dreamy color palette. I started out working in black and white, very concerned with composition but being around Maya inspired me to explore color and texture. I really wanted to reinterpret her images in my own world of bold lines and form and so we developed this little series together.