The Photographic Journal

Grandma’s House

Essay 304 • Jun 27th 2018

My friend Autumn wanted to do a photo shoot reminiscent of the times at her grandmother’s house. Those moments spent with her sister and their beloved Harriet were always so much fun and always creatively spent. Her grandmother Harriet is an amazing woman (as you will see) and gives us a lesson on how age shouldn’t define who you are as a person. She carries herself with such poise and grace and is a total power of beauty and strength and an inspiration for all the young women in her family.


Djeneba Aduayom is a fine art photographer whose work is marked by a sense of emotion. She also often utilizes movement, performance and personal interrogation throughout her photography. She came to photography after a successful dance career touring the world with A-list artists and four years of interior design study in London. Her aesthetic is as much influenced by her multi-disciplinary training and extensive travel as it is by her multi-cultural heritage, which includes French, Italian and African. A self-taught photographer, Aduayom’s is also known for her portraiture and editorial work, which has appeared in many magazines. She is currently based in Los Angeles.
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Concept/Story Autumn Randolph
Styled by: Autumn Randolph
Fashion by: Desiree Klein
Make up: Amber Burgin + Diva Borrelli

Harriet Burgin
Tatjana Asla
Bianca Wiles