From tightly wound cones, buns, and curls to even more architectural designs, Hairstyles, as Ojeikere's series is called, showcases a great range of styles.
Shot in black and white, the photos tread a fine line between portraiture and abstraction. They also seem rife with allusion; one woman's look recalls the gently sloping lines and sharp edges of much of Frank Gehry's architecture.
Flora Lyimo ~say~ Nakumbuka huu msuko wa hivi sisi tulikuwa tunauita KILIMANJARO ''Lakini mimi sikusuka kabisa,yani tangu shuleni tulipokuwa hatusuki nywele ,basi nilipomaliza shule mwaka 1989 nilikuwa si suki na wala sikukaa Kijijini nilienda Mujini kule Nairobi na ndiko nikaanza kusuka mistari'' na Rasta'
'All these hairstyles are ephemeral. I want my photographs to be noteworthy traces of them,' he says.
'I always wanted to record moments of beauty, moments of knowledge. Art is life. Without art, life would be frozen.'
TUMESHIRIKI NA KUCHAMBUA KUTOKA DM''