My dear friend, Keisha Harris, went to Gambia over the holiday and took some beautiful photos during her stay. I was lucky enough to retrieve them and share with all of you... Enjoy!
"Turbans! I love how almost every woman tied beautiful fabric around her head. I especially love when the pattern of the head wrap and that of the rest of an outfit mismatched. Lookout, Seattle, I brought 17 scarves home to do this with."
"This elegant woman stood out to me immediately upon entering the village. I couldn't take my eyes off her gold on gold outfit she wore to listen to a lecture on farming. Total babe."
"You know you're a real lady when you can be sexy without showing skin."
"I set out with the intention to document more West African fashion then I ended up with. Most of my time was spent in urban areas that were more westernized (boring), but in rural villages, the attire was traditional (kind of a trip). As someone who spends life in neutrals, the intense color combinations and patterns were overstimulating and such a foreign concept to me. The film that I used was a few years expired and the shots turned out dull and grainy, so you can imagine how vibrant this would be to the naked eye."
"Ha. Christmas morning. I love my friends and family dearly, but there is something to be said for skipping the holiday all together and drinking tea on an empty beach. I still haven't done my Christmas shopping... "