Flower Man

Danish photographer Ken Hermann couldn’t help but be instantly inspired by the sellers of Calcutta’s Malik Ghat flower market, one of the oldest and the largest of its kind in India. Each day, over 2,000 sellers hawk garlands of marigolds, enormous bunches of mango leaves, and handfuls of jasmine and sunflowers – all of which play a huge part in Indian rituals, festivals and weddings. The portraits of these male vendors posing, in front of the Hooghly River with their floral livelihoods, are totally striking and beautiful.

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15 Comments

  1. Gap wrote:

    Those shoots are amazing!
    XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

    1.20.15
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  2. Eliana wrote:

    <3 it!!!
    I miss India

    1.20.15
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  3. Wow, these pictures are unreal!

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    1.20.15
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  4. ~ Carmen ~ wrote:

    These are stunning. I love the vibrant flowers.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    1.20.15
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  5. These photos are so entirely beautiful. I love.

    xo

    Michaela

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    1.20.15
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  6. Savannah wrote:

    Wow love this! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

    1.21.15
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  7. Marlissa wrote:

    so beautiful! Colors are beyond stunning, this blog is my hub.

    1.21.15
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  8. Lauren wrote:

    Beautiful photos, the simple faded background really sets the picture perfectly
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

    1.28.15
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  9. Rachel wrote:

    I love these pictures, I really do. I just wonder how much these men got paid to stand and pose in comparison to how much he sells the final print for It’s a little sad to just go to a country that has so much color, culture and vibrance, snap away and turn that into a profit! These poor men toil away from the wee hours of the morning and barely make anything to support themselves or their families. I really do appreciate the beauty in these shots and the soulful gazes but it just irks me when its turned into a $350 print. It’s one thing educating ppl on the view from the other side of the world and another to exploit it in the name of art.

    1.29.15
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Rachel I should have mentioned this but the photographer did indeed pay some of them. And some of the vendors were actually willing to pose for him in exchange for prints.

      1.29.15
  10. Patricia wrote:

    How can you purchase from this beautiful web site?

    2.3.15
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  11. Nivetha wrote:

    wow in love <3 Cant wait to go to India this summer

    2.20.15
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