NATAAL, JULY 2022

“Each and every part”, Chapter II of ‘OHIRI ‘s offering to the imaginary King-Crocodile

Thanks to Yelena Grelet, Helen Jennings and Marie Gomis-Trezise

“THE KING CROCODILE'S MESSENGER HAS ACCEPTED OUR OFFERING. HE NOW LEADS US TO THE KING'S COURT, UNDERWATER. THE MODEL IS AS IF INHABITED BY A FORCE WHICH GRADUALLY INTRODUCES HIM INTO THE WATER. ONLY CERTAIN PARTS OF HIS BODY ARE STILL EMERGED. HE SEEMS TO BE GENTLY STRUGGLING AGAINST THE ELEMENTS. WE DO NOT DISTINGUISH EITHER HIS FACE OR HIS GENDER. IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT PREVAILS. WE FORGOT THE MAN. IT IS THE OFFERING THAT IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT. WE LEAVE ROOM FOR JEWELLERY. THE MODEL BODY IS AT THIS MOMENT JUST A JEWELLERY DISPLAY. ANOTHER INTERPRETATION OF BEAUTY. “

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Creative and Art Direction: Akebehi Kpolo, Kader Diaby
Photographer: Kader Diaby
Muse: Abdel Doumbia