Friday, November 13, 2009

A Perfect Pairing: Vintage Photos + Butterfly Wings

I was instantly enamoured with these striking collages by Saint Verde, combining vintage black and white portraits of Seydou Keita taken in Mali during the 1940's and 50's with beautiful butterfly illustrations by French designer E. A. Seguy. This South African artist has quickly become a favourite of mine with his acute eye for detail and surprising, yet perfectly paired collages. I would love a to have a set of these framed at home. They'd be perfect against crisp white walls and a simple black and white palette.







10 comments:

janis said...

beautiful pictures, especially the first one.

Jaime said...

Very striking pictures! :)

Meighan said...

These are fantastic! I absolutely agree, against a white wall they'd be perfect.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

so pretty ilustrations! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tams said...

Absolutely one of my fave posts of all time. Those black and white portraits are amazing. Beautiful beautiful job!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wow, those photographs are amazing! :)

A Life More Fabulous said...

Tams - what a nice thing to say, I think your comment is one of my favourites ;)

Francine Gardner said...

What fantastic photographs. I just took quite a few close up photographs of tropical butterfly wings as an inspiration for a rug collection that I am working on...

Down and Out Chic said...

what an interesting juxtaposition of images. both sets are beautiful on their own, but together they become a whole new thing. just lovely.

A Life More Fabulous said...

Francine - that sounds amazing, I'd love to see the results!
DOC - I agree, he's paired them perfectly, each really enhances the other

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