Known as the hard shelled pupa of a moth or butterfly. This photo essay depicts self actualization through the character of Tehillah. Similarly to the moth, or butterfly, we see Tehillah’s growth and development as she embarks on a new and challenging phase of her life. She drops out of university, detaches herself from the “scene”, moves into her brother’s bare apartment and begins
a life for herself. She starts to form the chrysalis of her being.
See more of Mthandeni's work on Instagram at @deskhamz. The model's handle is @Tehillahntequilla