Toni Smalls - Scholars - The Gordon Parks Foundation

Toni Smalls is a photographer and poet based in New York. They have been creating narrative based fashion work for the past year. Each photograph is inspired by their poetry and feelings of isolation, uncertainty, despair, the home life; as well as power, lust, rage, and euphoria. These themes are quintessential to the human experience, and they have highlighted their black experience through their usage of people of color in every photo. Through prop and fashion styling, location and model scouting, and finding the right poetry to enhance or inspire their concept; they are able to create a fictional world where fashion can make you feel something.