Chances are, you’ve come across at least one photo by Nirrimi. I mean, if you use Tumblr and/or Instagram regularly, I can almost certainly guarantee that you’ve seen her work and have most likely hit the ‘like’ button. If you haven’t, I’m trying really hard not to judge you right now. Okay, I’ll be nice. You can read about her here… Now you can’t say I haven’t done anything for you. You’re welcome 😀
There’s something about Nirrimi’s photography that strikes me. Her photos are more than just beautiful and ethereal, they tell a story. (Can I just say that writers are my favourite people mostly because they infuse a little something extra to whatever other form of artistic expression they choose? Awe inspiring.)
Remember how I said Noël Alvaranga’s photography feels like a dream? Well, Nirrimi’s does the same, plus more. It is also the perfect bedtime story before the dream and the sweetest dream all rolled up. I’m gushing, I know!
But see… (And there’s plenty more where these came from).
Eloghosa’s art is breathtaking! I’ve been following her work for quite a while now and the writer/photographer finds a way to pull on the strings of my heart with everything she puts out. I first fell in love with her words years ago, and it’s the way she takes the simplest things and infuses such life and beauty and grace that keeps me all in my feels. The same thing happened when she took to photography as The Forgetter’s Eye.
Eloghosa is primarily a street photographer whose eye delights in the beauty of the mundane. Her interests lie in being able to draw attention to the ignorable happenings of our everyday lives.
I recently curated an art exhibition with the theme ‘Woman In Bloom’, creating a space for women to be unapologetically woman (whatever that interpretation is for the woman in particular) and fully human; the self-actualization of women in a typically patriarchal society. Eloghosa was one of the participating artists and she put together a body of work that explored the theme by considering what it’s like:
i, growing into a woman [viewing childhood and adolescence as conduits],
ii, being comfortably, beautifully and even painfully woman, and
iii, growing inside of that identity, via sisterhood, friendship, motherhood and love.
These concepts were expressed via photographs and free verse poetry in a way that beautifully represented the theme and the subject of womanhood in general, gracefully warming my heart and I’m sure the hearts of everyone who has had a chance to see it.
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Today, the photographer I’m loving, thanks to Instagram, is Christian Hounsounou from Dakar, Senegal.
Christian is a doctor who was born and brought up in Beninbut has lived the past five years in Dakar, Senegal where he takes these beautiful photos of its beaches for ‘fun’.
“I try my best to show another side of the city. Africa is so beautiful. My favorite spot for pictures is: Yoff beach (fishermen, colorful boats, beach soccer’s boys …). But i also try different places to show our incredible sunsets.”
No, she is.. Not literally. But literally. Okay, I’ll quit being confusing. But guys, Lina Viktor paints with 24-karat gold. Whutt?
Let’s start from the beginning.. Lina Viktor is a conceptual/fine artist. She “creates her own mythology as a painter, sculptor, photographer, and performance artist.” Governed by a purist colour palette of gold, blue, black and white, I also find her use of geometric shapes in repeated patterns fascinating. You won’t be in doubt of which is the Lina Viktor painting in the room.
Viktor’s work is an interesting juxtaposition between medieval regality and contemporary pop culture.