5 BRANDS X FWST PRESENTS: BLOSSOM &WEDNESDAY

blossom and wednesdayI have been creating images and strips of movies in my head since I could count to three. Ever since I picked up a camera, my vision of things has somehow been different from the norm; that means I work with bold clients only. I believe in simple visuals that form an encouraged reaction with the viewer. Early this year, I started the 5 brands x FWST, this project  was to basically showcase my visuals  through the works of a few brands that I truly respect,

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NTOMA IS CLOTH.

IMG_4211 It was during the 1920’s that west Africa fully adopted the Dutch wax print as a cultural staple, one that has since it’s entry to the Gold Coast (Ghana) suggested status and a symbol of identification. The Dutch, being partly responsible for nurturing the region’s appetite for the vibrantly coloured wax print, slowly adopted cultural symbols into their prints to purposely entice the West African, and it worked,to the extent that proverbs and catchy names coined by the locals have gone to brand this celebrated fabric. Since childhood, “ntoma” which means cloth, has been synonymous with the wax print so much that I thought that was the only fabric that existed. “Ntoma”,

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EYES #6, THE WATCHER

IMG_164n3 Eyes are the organs of vision. As basic as that sounds i find the eyes to be open of the intriguing and complex part of the human body. In portrait photography it’s encouraged to focus on the eyes, simply because it usually forms the focal point of the image, an eye in an eye.Over the years I have pretty become very obsessed with the human eye, especially in captured images. The eye authenticates emotion displayed in images, for example, it’s easy to spot a manufactured smile from a real one from the subject’s eye. I find the eye more intriguing when the subject has a blank expression, it automatically becomes a blank canvas with which you can paint any thought or emotion for the subject. I will be featuring 50 photographs under the theme project named EYEs, 20 of which will be available for sale upon request when the project is completed. Thank you. 

CURATED METALS, WITH MR. TJ LETSA

IMG_0257 I love jewelry, but unfortunately it falls under the category of things that come to life on everyone else apart from me. Meet fellow photographer Mr letsa (pronounced le•tcher), I bumped into him the other day and I wasn’t about to let him slide without getting a shot of his well curated metals.Men tend to over do jewelry, yet its quite surprising how Mr. Letsa pulls his off without coming off gaudy. I love the brass and the anchored rope bracelet very much, makes me want to start sacking up bracelets again. I really fancy pinky rings, but for some unknown reason every ring wants to come off my finger after 5 seconds flat.I guess it won’t hurt  sticking  to the appreciation chair till I gather up guts, enjoy.

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THE BOXING TOWN.

LITTLE BOXERS BY ALLEN COLEMANJames town, the birth place of seven world boxing champions, has bestowed on itself the duty to keep boxing alive in a country dominated by soccer. Situated in Ghana and the east of Accra, the town has become home to boxing, almost every renowned boxing export Ghana has had, came through this town. The town is dominated foremost by fishing and then boxing, unfortunately fishermen do not get to fly the world and appear on television, so the the youth have taken to boxing as a ticket out. During the just held arts festival, ring ropes formed by an excited crowd, gave way to a street bout for the town’s beloved  “little boxers”. Standing at an average height of 3″ feet, these

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EYES #4, FRESH CUTZ

IMG_87n16Eyes are the organs of vision. As basic as that sounds i find the eyes to be open of the intriguing and complex part of the human body. In portrait photography it’s encouraged to focus on the eyes, simply because it usually forms the focal point if the image, an eye in an eye.

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EYES #3, WINDOW SEAT

THEReRUNSb vb(42) Eyes are the organs of vision. As basic as that sounds i find the eyes to be open of the intriguing and complex part of the human body. In portrait photography it’s encouraged to focus on the eyes, simply because it usually forms the focal point if the image, an eye in an eye.

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TIE PORN, THOMAS PINK

thomas pink menswear After the solids and the stripes you cant hide from the all over dotted tie. If you your wardrobe is filled with chalk or pinstriped suits the all over dotted ties are your go to. I love pairing mine with both my solid and striped suits but more with the stripes, I just keep my shirts in solid and I am good for the door.

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EYEs #2 by ALLEN A. COLEMAN

EYEs by Allen Coleman Eyes are the organs of vision. As basic as that sounds i find the eyes to be open of the intriguing and complex part of the human body. In portrait photography it’s encouraged to focus on the eyes, simply because it usually forms the focal point if the image, an eye in an eye.

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