feature: rio de janerio-based photographers mariana bernardes and alessandra lima collaborate for diy-chic editorial

March 11, 2016

Check out “Futura”—an editorial collaboration between Rio de Janeiro writer/photographer Mariana Bernardes, photographer Alessandra Lima, and local thirft shop Brechó Pelay. “The concept is a visual representation on how we assume the future will be like when we, as a humanity, worn out all of our natural resources. A time when technology comes to replace nature. At Futura we won’t have beaches, instead we’ll have these giant tanning chambers, like the one we chose to portrait, as a substitute,” Bernardes tells AFROPUNK.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Above photos: Mariana Bernardes

Above photos: Alessandra Lima

Above photo: Mariana Bernardes

Photography: Alessandra Lima and Mariana Bernardes
Concept/Styling: Eduardo Costa
Art Direction: Mariana Bernardes
MUA: Alma Negrot
Models: Alma Negrot, Julliana Julliana, Mariana Bernardes

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at