Ken Hermann – ‘Flower Men’

Ken Hermann‘s series ‘Flower Men‘ – portraits of flower sellers in India created as dreamlike visions of everyday people.

“Flowers are a hugely important part of Indian culture, used in everything from temple rituals to festivals and parties. Two thousand sellers gather daily to peddle their blooms. The streets are lined with bowls and knots of flowers. Every colour, species and fragrance fused together, overwhelming the senses.

The flower sellers take pride in protecting and maintaining every stem. They wander through the market, carefully avoiding collision while draped in hundreds of flowers. Their silhouettes mutated into a shape shifting mass of foliage. Bringing a soft sensuality to these hardworking, stoic men.”

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Ken Hermann – Flower Men