A photographer a day: Namsa Leuba
Day six of the series, today we look at Namsa Leuba.
Artists who are not afraid to push the boundaries create the best work. Actually, what I’m learning is that human beings who are not afraid to push the boundaries, experiment & challenge…..stay winning. Because what are boundaries if not intangible constructs imagined by a few and masked as the law of the land? This is how I feel about Namsa Leuba’s images, she’s constantly going beyond what is expected and creating inspiring imagery in the process.
“Bodies, in most of her work, become amenable, draped and painted over, embellished and ennobled” (Amoury Africa). This is where fashion meets art meets culture….the result is a beautiful symphony that transcends existing ideas of what is & transport you to what could be.
This is her:
"Photography allows me to exteriorise my emotions and my past, telling my story in some kind of syncretism"
“There is a great richness in being of mixed cultures,” says Leuba, whose father is Swiss and mother Guinean. “I am an African-European, born in Switzerland. My parents instilled in me both cultures and shared their history. When I began studying photography in 2008 I knew that I wanted to deepen my knowledge of my African heritage and decided to focus my work on African identity through Western eyes.”
Her work is diverse and arresting, with very interesting undertones. Check her out everywhere on the internet. Namsa Leuba