Artist Turns Afro Hairstyles Into Flowery Galaxies To Remind Black Women Of Their Uniqueness
With his “Black Girl Magic” portrait series, artist Pierre Jean-Louis encourages black women to stay true to who they are and embrace their unique heritage.
“A lot of [black women] are brainwashed to not appreciate their natural beauty,” Pierre said to Bored Panda. “Especially in 2016. Earlier this year I saw so many black queens who feel comfortable enough and proud to show their African heritage so I decided to start this series to let them know how much I appreciate them and their natural beauty. I just want them to see how we black men see them when they’re rocking their natural hair. We see nothing but #strong #Goddesses & #queens thank you.“
For this series, US-born visual artist created surreal portraits of African-American women by transforming Afro hairstyles into flowery galaxies and magical nature landscapes. A nice reminder of how interestingly unique we all are.
Pierre Jean-Louis admires black women who embrace their African heritage
He takes photos from Instagram of black women who are showing off their natural hair
Pierre then edits them to turn them into galaxies, forests, and flowers
He started this photo series last September
“A lot of [black women] are brainwashed to not appreciate their natural beauty”
“I just want them to see how we black men see them when they’re rocking their natural hair”
“We see nothing but #strong #Goddesses & #queens, thank you”