Layla Kosima

Photographer

Layla Kosima is an active member of the fetish and sex worker communities, she brings together members and brands from these spaces in her fashion photography. She creates colourful worlds and narratives which help paint the picture that these folk are more than just sex objects and kinky fiends. She supports a diverse array of sex workers and LGBTQI+ folk by giving these underrepresented people not only a platform to represent themselves, but also providing them a safe space within photography. A synopsis of her overall practise is an ethical approach to shooting kink and sex work by building trust with her subjects, who are often exploited and shunned within our society.