The Shepherd’s Child

A KALTBLUT exclusive. Photography and Creative Direction by Yolanda Ng. The model is Rafael Vedra. Makeup and Hair by Katherina Ivkina. The stylist Assistant is Laure Faye. ‘The Shepherd’s Child’ focuses on the blurred lines of gender and coming of age.  It is based on a modern interpretation of the biblical story of the prodigal child. The child is about to leave their father’s home to explore their own journey in life. Discovering purpose, self-expression and as well as gender/sexuality is all part of this child’s growth into better understanding themselves and they do that through his expression of style. The shepherd’s child is portrayed by the corps de ballet dancer of the Bayerische Staatsballett, Rafael Vedra.

Photography and Creative Direction by Yolanda Ng / / Instagram: @yolandang_photography
Model is Rafael Vedra of the corps de ballet of the Bayerisches Staatsballett / Instagram: @rafael_vedra
Makeup and Hair by Katherina Ivkina /Instagram: @k_ivkina
The stylist Assistant is Laure Faye / @minutefrancaise

Brands used are: Hugo Boss @hugoboss / Santoni Men @santoniofficial  / Kikiriki @kikiriki  / Giorgio Armani @giorgioarmani / Prada @prada / Acne Studio @acnestudio / The Kooples @thekooples / Paul & Shark @paulandshark

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Yolanda Ng started her early career as a fashion designer working for international fashion houses. After a long career in luxury fashion, Yolanda started a blog capturing street style as a means of inspiration for new ideas.  During the corona pandemic of 2020, she decided to focus entirely on photography and styling leaving fashion designing in her past. She now explores fashion through her alternative eyes and unique perspective in fashion and features it to tell new otherly stories and styles in photography. Yolanda Ng currently resides in Munich, Germany, with her two children as a single mother.