Flower-Filled Portraits by Diaja Celebrate Natural Beauty in the African Diaspora


Photographer and designer Ceres Henry embellishes her portrait subjects with floral body paint and fresh blossoms in her Adam & Eve series. The New York-based artist hand-painted each person before the shoot, inspired in the moment by the flowers she had pre-selected, and then worked the three-dimensional blooms into the composition. Henry, who goes by Diaja, explains that she seeks to counter negative narratives and stereotypes with Adam & Eve. “The significance of this series is to highlight the Black and African diaspora as works of art to be admired and celebrated,” she says.[…]

Source: Flower-Filled Portraits by Diaja Celebrate Natural Beauty in the African Diaspora

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