Artist creates mesmerising images to show the magic of natural hair

By Litaletu Zidepa
14 May 2016

Celestial landscapes, dreamy flower crowns and mystical forests – this artist uses special effects to highlight the beauty of natural hair.

Visual artist Pierre Jean-Louis says he sees Mother Nature in black women, which he aims to portray in his Black Girl Magic series.

Hey bae people be stealing our pics And claiming them as theirs. @tiannamodels so I made you another one

A photo posted by Pierre Jean-Louis (@pierre_artista) on

He wants the series to inspire to all black women to embrace their natural hair, Pierre told Huffington Post.

A photo posted by Pierre Jean-Louis (@pierre_artista) on

“I started creating these beautiful pictures last year around September when I started following some amazing accounts on Instagram [which have] nothing but beautiful black queens rocking their natural hair.” Read more: ‘I was happy’: Boy (7) who grew out hair to donate to cancer patients now has stage 4 cancer The New York-based artist says he was amazed to see black women finally accepting themselves for who they are – “Goddesses”.

I'm laying down sick.. I can do this all day.. Thursday candy model: @dunsinsfaces A photo posted by Pierre Jean-Louis (@pierre_artista) on
Drawing inspiration from different women on Instagram, Pierre uses a creative photography app called Enlight to create the ethereal special effects.
The artist adds that even though the photo edits are strictly for fun, he would like his portraits to convey a positive message to black women to fully embrace their African heritage. Read more: Single dad taught himself to style his daughter’s hair – now he’s teaching other dads
Done with Enlight. tag me in y'all beautiful pictures.A photo posted by Pierre Jean-Louis (@pierre_artista) on

“I want the whole world to know that Mother Nature is black and we wouldn’t be here without her. I want every young black queen to remember that.”

Sources: Instagram, Huffington Post,

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