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Flower Man by Ken Hermann Captures Exotic Sellers and Blooms

 - Jul 7, 2014
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Flower Man by Ken Hermann, a photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a portrait series that captures sellers from the Malik Ghat Flower Market. Located off the beaten track in Calcutta, India, the market is a tourist attraction that is as full of colorful characters as it is colorful blooms. That's why these portraits are particularly arresting.

Slightly surreal and out of context, Flower Man by Ken Hermann focuses as much on the man as it does on the flowers he sells. An on-going project, the photos are clean and crisp, which is nothing like the market itself. Yet the muted backdrop allows the men to stand out even more in their everyday outfits as they carry everything from small bouquets of sunflowers to huge bunches of blooms created for hairstyles.