February 20, 2021
Color Blinded is a limited photography series by Los Angeles-based Brazilian photographer Eddie Jag, available for canvas print purchases worldwide. All colors in the collection are complimentary and are meant to match and be hung in any combination. Buy multiple prints and mix and match to contrast them against each other on the wall.
‘The inspiration for this look came from the Tupi people indigenous to Brazil. The Tupi people inhabited almost all of Brazil’s coast when the Portuguese first arrived there. In 1500, their population was estimated at 1 million people, nearly equal to Portugal’s population at the time.
There was no unified Tupi identity but rather a shared cultural group with a common language and strong trade links between tribes. For the Tupi, body painting was one of the traditional forms of art. It continues today with marked features and a strong meaning for those who practice it.
The use of the genipap’s dark pigment signifies readiness for celebrations and rituals. The color black is used to denote happiness and peace. In contrast, the red dye from the annatto (urucum in Tupi) indicates a readiness to fight and unhappiness. The simultaneous use of the two colors means that something is being negotiated and open to dialogue.’
To read the full project excerpt, please visit www.eddiejag.com/colorblinded.
Producer/Lead Artist/Retoucher – Eddie Jag: https://www.instagram.com/eddiejagmedia/
Model – Yolanda Damon: https://www.instagram.com/native_la_la/
Makeup – Jenny Bouton: https://www.instagram.com/jennybouton/
Hair – Astrid Castro: https://www.instagram.com/astrid.gabriela/
Studio – FD Studio: https://www.instagram.com/fdphotostudio/
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