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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. 

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Nice interview with Abdul Abasi by Nick Grant over at Complex.

One of the biggest things I learned from Daiki [at Engineered Garments] was to just be patient. I think a lot of people can’t wait to show people stuff or can’t wait to get out there and proclaim that they’re the next best thing, but with Daiki, I learned that it’s about nurturing talents, it’s about understanding and sitting back and learning from people that have done it before you. So that’s why I kind of stayed with that and, even when I got sent down to the store, initially I was like, “I don’t know if this makes sense.” But he pulled me aside and said, “You know what? You will learn the most about design actually working in the store because you’ll talk to customers, you’ll see what they gravitate towards,  you’ll see how things fit, how the customer shops, and what they look at.” And when you’re in a design office or sitting at your table sketching, you’re in a bubble. These are all things you are imagining or you’re relying on trends or research. But down at the store, you’re at ground zero. You see what’s going on right now.


almost had me considering zero grands, whole interview is great tho

breathnaigh:

Nice interview with Abdul Abasi by Nick Grant over at Complex.

One of the biggest things I learned from Daiki [at Engineered Garments] was to just be patient. I think a lot of people can’t wait to show people stuff or can’t wait to get out there and proclaim that they’re the next best thing, but with Daiki, I learned that it’s about nurturing talents, it’s about understanding and sitting back and learning from people that have done it before you. So that’s why I kind of stayed with that and, even when I got sent down to the store, initially I was like, “I don’t know if this makes sense.” But he pulled me aside and said, “You know what? You will learn the most about design actually working in the store because you’ll talk to customers, you’ll see what they gravitate towards,  you’ll see how things fit, how the customer shops, and what they look at.” And when you’re in a design office or sitting at your table sketching, you’re in a bubble. These are all things you are imagining or you’re relying on trends or research. But down at the store, you’re at ground zero. You see what’s going on right now.

almost had me considering zero grands, whole interview is great tho