my neck hurts.
“The Gentlemen of Bacongo” is a book Released in 2009, by Photographer Daniele Tamagni. The book features a subculture in the Congo where men express their creativity through their clothing. They are part of a cultural movement called Le Sape “a clique of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. Despite years war and abject poverty, these men dress in tailored suits, silk ties, and immaculate footwear
This is Africa, our Africa
Holy crap the second from the top, on the left, with the veiling - oh,wow.
And the woman with him reminds me of Edith Sitwell:
Oh my gosh you’re right! Aw, lucky ol’ Dame Edith, secretly hangin’ out with one of my favorite models…
(she wrote one of my favorite poems, incidentally.)
Great golden Alexander and his thunder-store
Are now no more
Than the armored knight who buzzed on the
And the first drops of rain.
He lies in sleep… But still beneath a thatch
Of hair like sunburnt grass, the thieving sweet
Towards the honey-hive… And another sweet-
tooth Alexander runs
Out of the giant shade that is his school,
To take the dark knight’s world, the honeycomb.
The Sun’s simulacrum, the gold-sinewed man,
Lies under a hump of grass, as once I thought to
With patience Goodness like a hump on my aged
…But Goodness grew not with age, although my
heart must bear
The weight of all Time’s filth, and Wisdom is not
a hare in the golden sack