Painful Bliss: Sicky Magazine Exclusive by Kirk Lisaj, Chinelo Yasin

Capturing the exquisite paradox of pain and pleasure: every frame tells a story of resilience, strength, and of course, beauty. In the silent dialogue between agony and ecstasy, this photo series reveals a profound grace within struggle. This is ‘Painful Bliss’—a visual symphony of contrasts, shot on digital and film.

Photographer: Kirk Lisaj (digital), Chinelo Yasin (film)
Creative Direction: Ashley Valladares, Ebony Eholor
Model: Ebony Eholor
Stylist: Ashley Valladares
Styling Assist: Riwa Ismail
Makeup Artist: Andrea Ma