Eric Don-Arthur loves photography and lives in Accra, Ghana.
Marine Sunset Moment
[Gomoa Fetteh, 2014]
In Ghana, there is a period of rains that lasts for about three months between July and October. This season of storms is interspersed by the shifting clouds and spectacular fleeting colors of dramatic sunrise and sunset views offered by the open spaces and expansive vistas of large water bodies – such as the Atlantic coast.
Zen Dawn Wave
It’s been said that there are some natural spectacles which captivate our attention most easily, and which we tend to love to observe more than others. One such thing is the actions of other people, and another is the behavior of fire; yet one more is the motion of water.
Frost Glassed Fronds
At first thought, frosted windows and palm fronds might be a somewhat unusual combination of two natural things; one is characteristic of cold climates and the other is tropical. Yet in this instance, they are subtly blended together by the semi-opaque light of the mechanically frosted glass, and the subliminal clarity of the observer’s lens.
Quantum Rock Geometry
Just like the sacred geometry of fractals and the Chladni patterns of sound waves, the mathematics of universal ratios is clearly evident all around and within us. All we have to do is be attentive enough to appreciate the beauty of divine geometry.
Harmattan Sunrise Sails
Every year, sometime between November and March there is a season of about three or four months – when the winds in West Africa carry fine sand all the way from the Sahara desert to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This is called the Harmattan, and it results in a haze that filters and disperses sunlight in a very particular way – especially at dusk, and dawn when the sailboats set out.
Waist Beads Strings
For ages, women all over Africa have worn various types of colorful glass, plant, and plastic waist-beads – as a social symbol, utility item, and decoration. Over time, they have come to signal status, symbolize sensuality and connote sexuality; and considering the otherwise often restrained and conservative culture of African societies, it can be interesting to observe the freedom paradox of the open public displays of such intimate items in spite of centuries of female fettering.