Great news, everybody. The other day we dedicated a rich and fulfilling hour or so to clattering around Instagram on the hunt for cracking photography.
While there were moments when it devolved into an indulgent spiral toward a world of memes, we did, eventually, find something worthy of your time.
Kobe Subramaniam, known as @kobebigs on Instagram, is a creative developer, designer and photographer currently based in Accra, Ghana.
His pictures show an energetic, diverse country where people in traditional dress sit easily with folks in sharp suits; where kids play football in the streets and sun seekers lounge on the beach. We love any art form that counters the usual media representations tied to a region, and Kobe’s joyful shots of Ghana do just that.
During the recent celebrations for Eid al-Adha, Kobe shot a few pics at Central Mosque in Cape Coast, before uploading them to one of our favourite mediums: the great Instagram scrolling album thing.
As you may have guessed, these are our favourite photos of his:
Don’t forget to scroll!
The scorching west African heat shimmering off Kobe’s shots is really doing a number on our SummerIsOverBlues™. In fact, if we look hard enough, it’s as if we can almost remember what the August sun feels like on our shoulders 🙁
Fighting September misery aside, there’s another, more important reason we like these pics: they remind us that Islam is a truly global religion, bringing smiles to people all across the world.
If you like Kobe Subramaniam’s work and would like to see more, be sure to head on over to his Instagram and smash that follow button. It’s @kobebigs, by the way.