Born 1979, Port-Gentil, Gabon
Artist Name: Ida Juvonen
Spray paint and ink on canvas
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Untitled (Vodou Series), 2011.
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress.
- “Don’t Forget Your Umbrella” (1977)
Vintage Tokyo subway etiquette poster
via Pink Tentacle
"This poster of the high-class courtesan Agemaki (from the kabuki play "Sukeroku"), whose captivating beauty was said to make men forgetful, is meant to remind passengers to take their umbrellas when they leave the train."
Richard Mosse - The Enclave (2012)
From HUH. Magazine:
"…shot using discontinued military surveillance film formerly used to identify camouflaged targets.
Mosse and his team spent three years in eastern Congo to shoot the unsettling series, which documents a brutal conflict that, to date, has killed 5.4 million people.”
6”x8.5” (Silver Metallic Pen on Black Artagain Paper.)