Color, color, color is an essential element for Ghanaian artist Prince Gyasi’s fine art photography work, looking at his photo prints, you’re immediately struck by the soulful and vibrant colors, his vivid hues are more than aesthetically appealing because for Gyasi, “color can serve as a therapy, it can treat depression and transform emotions.”
Using his iPhone only (wow!), Prince captures both resiliency and strength through his striking silhouettes placed against brightly altered landscapes and vivid backgrounds.
He creates images that are bold, hopeful, and tell the stories of marginalized individuals who are often pushed aside in society. Most of his images are created in his hometown of Accra, using the surrounding landscapes and community as his muse.
Each hyper colorful print reveals fundamental human emotions that are tied in with a person’s life such as fatherhood, motherhood or childhood. His art showcases the nobility and grace of black skin, offering viewers a counter-narrative to dominant notions of beauty.