Click to preview Lines and light photo book

Lines and light: I tried to emphasize only a part of the body,suggesting it rather than really showing it. There again, you will recognize African models, even if little is shown of them.

In the second part of this book; Colored black and white: The natural beauty of African women led me to shoot sexy glamour photographs in my photo studio. The brown caramel shades of African skin catch light in an astonishing way and gives extra quality to the photo.
I took my inspiration from advertising and introduced color in an originally black and white photo.
I matched the skin with another type of material such as plants, wood, netting...


About the Author

Frank Ribas
frankribas Dun Laoghaire Ireland


I am a French photographer specialised in developing countries ( in particular the African Continent). I first completed expedition trips in (more or less) 30 countries before taking up residence in Yaoundé (Cameroon) for a few years. After four years devoted to Cameroon, I am now based in Dublin (Ireland).

I gained most of my experience through the various photo projects I completed for many NGO’s such as: World Wide Fund (WWF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Organisation Mondiale du Tourisme (OMT) or international Cooperation services, among them the German Cooperation (GTZ), the Dutch Cooperation (SNV), the Belgian Cooperation (CTB), …

At the same time I developed a project about the African nude in my studio. I am presenting this work in my book.

Publish Date  September 19, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  40 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

Comments (1) Write a comment


jacquemo says

great stuff Frank! really nice imagery

posted at 02:50pm Jul 26 PST

Untitled - Portfolios photo book
Published June 15, 2012
Cameroun "l'Afrique en miniature" - Arts & Photography photo book
Published June 08, 2010
African women in the village - Fine Art Photography photo book
Published November 16, 2009

Blurb Sites

© 2014 Blurb