I’ve followed NYC model and Art Hoe Collective founder Gabrielle Richardson on Instagram for a while. A few weeks ago she tagged an image of herself in Cape Town (my hometown) and I knew I had to get in touch. She’s been someone I’ve only dreamed of photographing, and when she replied saying that she was free all day on Sunday, it was a dream come true. It was her first time visiting Cape Town so I took her to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in Africa. We spent the day exploring while I photographed her amongst the extraordinary indigenous flora.