Today is the last day of February, of Black history month…. The hype should have tapered for most, and to some still remain quite vivid … a month of celebration for something so beautiful and positive, yet viewed as the exact opposite by the occasional small minded individual(s). Giving up your true self so as to fit into ‘said’ individual(s) perception of what is right/wrong, perfect or beautiful and such is more than doing harm to your own soul, something that’ll hurt you beyond verbal description. To some it is a month to remember the struggles in the lives of our ancestors, the fallen and current heroes still fighting and struggling, and the pain our race has and still is being put through … i choose also to use it as time to remember, but to remember, display and portray the exotic, unique and unrivalled beauty we Africans possess in all aspects of our life. Regardless of race, we humans are all beautiful in one way or another … Embrace that.
Meeting amazing individuals is definitely one of the many reasons i live for photography ….
p.s It took a total of 10 hours(yes!) to start and finish this image .. with a little intermission in-between of course :)
After i was done Piecing this image together, Looking at it made 3 questions cross my mind, questions we’ve all asked ourselves at some point in our lives
Am i really alive?
what is my reason for being?
what does it feel like to be truly alive?
Our beautiful roots run as deep and rich as the skin we were born with and culture we were born into ….
Fear is the mind-killer, A quote that’s been stuck in my head for the past week, and as such was somewhat of a motivation in creating this photograph. There is a theme but so as to not influence your perception, i left the image untitled ….. Open for interpretation
Don’t you just sometimes feel like screaming at the top of your voice…. because at that moment, you’d feel so alive?
Africa is the one of the richest locations in regards to culture.
Tales, customary events and attires, meals and songs you name it we have it in full and most likely overflowing with quality and content. Despite the media always painting the motherland of humanity as a place filled with sadness and poverty, only displaying images of its most graphic and/or downright depressing moments, we know there is more to it than that, and as such in celebration of ‘Black History Month’ i decided to have a shoot to show just that, the beauty that is Africa.