Just imagine entering a virtual world full of anachronisms, illusions and distinct African protagonists.
A world portraying colored people in unconventional poses, settings and time. Full of beauty, pride and strength, in a higher level, far from the status quo.
Inspired by painters like Rembrandt and Fabritius, the Belgian art photographer Eddy Van Gestel has his portraits bathed in a chiaroscuro, lending that extra arty and mysterious touch to this imaginary world. Together with the stars of his pictures, he travels through time propelling his audience to redefine the visual heritage of the past as we are used to seeing it.
The result, a collection of surreal pictures, a trompe l’oeil, sometimes modest and serious, sometimes with a wink, or even just a reflection of life itself.
Just imagine and enjoy your journey to a perfect unreality.