Daring Photos by Yannis Davy Guibinga Investigate Identity By means of Coloration, Texture, and Lavish Fashions

Yoshiko Yap



January 31, 2022

Grace Ebert

“The Initial Woman” (2020) showcasing Evangeli Anteros. All images © Yannis Davy Guibinga, shared with permission

Pursuing his placing evaluation of the colour black, Gabonese photographer Yannis Davy Guibinga returns to the dazzling, textured compositions he’s acknowledged for. His portraits and broader editorial shots centre on single figures dressed in lavish gowns and coated with shimmering deal with paint, thinking of how clothes, makeup, pose, and facial expression all effect id. “By permitting each individual graphic notify a distinct story and illustrate a exceptional working experience, level of look at, and perspective… (he) results in a environment of impressive, gorgeous, and dignified Africans no matter of gender overall performance, course, or sexual orientation,” a assertion says.

Guibinga mostly hovers beneath his subjects when photographing as a way to even further bolster the emotional influence of just about every shot. He explains:

Concerning angles, I try to have unique kinds in a story in buy to have distinct perspectives, but on the lookout up at my subjects has develop into with time a little something that I do pretty much each and every time. It gives a way to see the topics in a extremely grand and dignified way, and since I collaborate generally with younger trend designers, I found that it is also a fantastic way of exhibiting off a garment whilst nevertheless telling a stunning tale with the composition.

Now based in Montréal where by he’s completing a master’s diploma, Guibinga has four collections on see at Brick at Blue Star in San Antonio via February 3 and will present one more at Galerie XII in Santa Monica opening on February 6. He’s also highlighted in the a short while ago revealed ebook As We Increase: Photography from the Black Atlantic and has a handful of tasks slated for the coming months, which you can follow on Instagram.


“Pigments” (2020) that includes Atlas Hapy. MUA by Amal Afoussi

“The To start with Woman” (2020) that includes Evangeli Anteros & Atlas Hapy

“LAGBAJA” (2021) that includes Béatrice

“Oma Ayiya” (2020) that includes Tracy Valentine. MUA by Amal Afoussi

“Multicolor” (2020) that includes Atlas Hapy

“Glowzi” (2017) showcasing Glowzi



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