Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa

Purchase Hans Silvester’s visual book, Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa, from Amazon, starting price only $19.96 Over countless journeys to the eastern corner of Africa, photographer Hans Silvester beautifully documents the Surma people of the Omo Valley as they parade their organic avant-garde creations borrowed directly from nature, in a series of 160 vibrant coloured…

Staying Afloat in Ganvie

  One of our favourite hidden corners lies tightly nestled in West Africa, where the charming homes of a humble village rest upon stilts rooted deeply into Lake Nokoué.     Ganvie is a lake village in Benin, famous for its homes built on the lake. With a population of over 30 000, it is…

Naturally Chic

  In their earthly adornments of wild berries, fruit and foliage, the Mursi and Suri people of the Omo Valley in south Ethiopia have dazzled the lenses of many tourists to the region. One such in particular, is German-born photographer, Hans Silvester.     Over countless journeys to the eastern corner of Africa, Hans Silvester…