German photographer Hans Silvester spent 5 years documenting the body art of the people of the Omo valley in Ethiopia.
Using natural earth pigments with water, they paint themselves up to three times a day.
Adding native leaves and plants to further enhance the designs....
Adornment of the body is nothing new! Many cultures use flowers and designs from nature in fashion.
And nature itself has been elevated to art.
Fashion, nature and art are intertwined...influencing each other and morphing to make new designs and trends.
Images that are interpreted today through fashion and art.
Similarities of past and present.
So reminiscent of a Bacchian painting.
The stare of this girl...so powerful and mesmerizing...