FLOWER POWER

i could look at these portraits for days. in this series danish photographer ken hermann beautifully captures the flower sellers of calcutta's flower market. every day thousands of sellers gather in colorful chaos at calcutta's malik ghat to sell flowers, leaves and herbs that form part of so many indian festivals, celebrations, and rituals. i've always been inspired by colorful, unique portraits (see here and here) and this series is one of my favorites. they are serious but festive, somber but so colorful. such a cool juxtaposition.

Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man
Ken Hermann Flower Man

PORTRAIT OF A PATTERN

i recently came across the work of photographer omar victor diop and was immediately blown away. i spent almost an hour going through his work trying to narrow it down to just a couple of favorites to share with you. born in (and inspired by) senegal, he mixes his photography with other forms of art and design - interiors, costume, graphics. he says he hopes to capture the diversity of modern african societies and lifestyles.

my favorites are his portraits. his use of color, pattern and texture is stunning.

omar victor diop
omar victor diop
omar victor diop
omar victor diop
omar victor diop
omar victor diop