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The Orishas Like You've Never Seen Before
« on: October 29, 2013, 07:51:28 pm »
Holy crap! Check out the photographic wizardry of James C. Lewis, featured in this BuzzFeed article. I may have to get to know the Orishas better, because damn, they are *hot*!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/these-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: The Orishas Like You've Never Seen Before
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 10:09:34 pm »
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Holy crap! Check out the photographic wizardry of James C. Lewis, featured in this BuzzFeed article. I may have to get to know the Orishas better, because damn, they are *hot*!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/these-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of

 
Those are gorgeous! I really like the way he's depicted Babalú-Ayé.
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Re: The Orishas Like You've Never Seen Before
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 10:12:11 pm »
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Holy crap! Check out the photographic wizardry of James C. Lewis, featured in this BuzzFeed article. I may have to get to know the Orishas better, because damn, they are *hot*!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/these-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of

 
This went around Tumblr a few weeks ago. Absolutely 100% gorgeous!
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Re: The Orishas Like You've Never Seen Before
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 11:05:18 pm »
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Those are gorgeous! I really like the way he's depicted Babalú-Ayé.


Sure. But--and this may be my hormones speaking--for me it's all about Olokun.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: The Orishas Like You've Never Seen Before
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 07:57:53 am »
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Sure. But--and this may be my hormones speaking--for me it's all about Olokun.

 
*goes back and looks again, drools a bit*  Hormones, yes, definitely.
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Re: The Orishas Like You've Never Seen Before
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 08:06:23 am »
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Holy crap! Check out the photographic wizardry of James C. Lewis, featured in this BuzzFeed article.

Wow. Excellent photography, even more excellently photoshopped. Why haven't we seen more of this guy's work?
 
I''m not familiar enough with the Orishas to know if he's captured their essence, but if he hasn't, perhaps they should consider changing to match his work. :)
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Re: The Orishas Like You've Never Seen Before
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 12:23:46 pm »
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Holy crap! Check out the photographic wizardry of James C. Lewis, featured in this BuzzFeed article. I may have to get to know the Orishas better, because damn, they are *hot*!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/these-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of


These are gorgeous!  Wow.  I loved Yemoja and Obatala and Oya!  

And he captured Them pretty nicely.
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Re: The Orishas Like You've Never Seen Before
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 05:15:52 pm »
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Holy crap! Check out the photographic wizardry of James C. Lewis, featured in this BuzzFeed article. I may have to get to know the Orishas better, because damn, they are *hot*!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/these-african-deities-are-the-best-gods-youve-never-heard-of

 
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