The queen of the Spitting Image. Soraya A.K.A Soraya La Mora A.K.A Sor Yasmin. This girl is FAR OUT. You have to check her Instagram, it’s crazy. Once again, as it happend to me before with other new faces, my main inspiration and motivation to know Soraya and take some photos came from her Instagram. Then it happens that the vibrant and spontaneous energy that comes from these photos is not that easy to capture when you are looking for it in a photo shoot.
Soraya’s roommate is Filip Custic, he is a fashion student and he also has a good eye for photography. That explains everything and you get to understand where all this effortlessly cool crazy creativity comes from when you visit their “barrio de La Latina” shared appartment. Like artist and muse you can’t help but think about this couple as some kind of “party monster-like” Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith’s of the Net Art generation.
Soraya behaves in front of the camera as if she was living in a permanent video hang out. Soraya is punk, she is fashion, she plays with clothes, one month she decides to spit, the next month she twerks.
p.s.: As I’m writting the text for this post, at this very moment, I’m finding out that Soraya’s Instagram has just been cancelled. What a bloody shame.