Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops.

philip kwame apagya’s formal portraits in front of
commissioned painted backgrounds seem to be
suspended between realism and a sort of naïvité,
they are both unreal and hyperealistic:
the dreams of african people are put on stage –
against scenery which praises consumer society.

– fascinating images from the realms of commercial studio portraiture –