Monday, October 26, 2009

Flamencas by Ruven Afanador...olé ! (part I)

Last saturday was too beautiful a day to stay indoors and work so we went to see the exhibition of super star Colombian fashion photographer Ruven Afanador in the new cultural center Memoria de Andalucia in Granada. The exhibition Mil besos is a series of black and white stylized portraits of flamencas. Rufanador chose young girls and old women to transmit his vision of the mujer flamenca (flamenco woman), because as he says flamenco is an art which passes from generation to generation and the result is simply captivating and powerful.





I think Monchéri who is 100% Andalusian would like to be in the picture too...and do some palmas (clapping) in such good company !
I will post more pics of the exhibition Mil besos next wednesday....

14 comments:

Susana said...

Wow! No sabía que Monchéri es andaluz!

Me encantan las fotos y el super dramatismo que desprenden! Son geniales!

BLOGitse said...

Amazing! Really great images! Thanks for sharing!

David Engel said...

Looks like quite the exhibit! When do we get to see you, my dear Lala, dressed as a Flamenca?!

With a clap of the hand!

David
http://www.globalaroundtown.blogspot.com

maría cecilia said...

Hello Lala, incredible photos!!!! El blanco y negro es mi favorito.
Te dejo un abrazo cariñoso.
Maria Cecilia

Yoli said...

Me encantan estas fotos!!!!! Y Monchéri es muy guapo!

Inty swetha said...

Black is a beauty! all the pictures are amazing !

Simply Mel said...

Oh Lala, exhibits such as these are exactly why I yearn to live in Europe! Can't wait for Part deux!

gymhalama said...

going tomorrow,love you Gym

oiasantorini said...

Fantastic images Lala...ty x

Patricia said...

Lala, so dramatic and fantastic...extreme flamenco! The rich contrast of the black and white and the scale makes these images so powerful.

Dustjacket Attic said...

He is so talented, I did a post with some of his work too. Fabulous.
xoxo

Italo said...

Bellissime foto! SO powerful, Lala.

Des said...

Black and white photography is so cool. You really have to have talent to execute black and white photographs.

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

I personally prefer achromatic photography over colored ones (despite my colorful pics on my blog). Anyway, I digress...
Your post makes me want to go to the exhibit.
I'm certain you can beautifully pull off the mujer flamenca look!
See?...Monchéri is waiting for you...

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