Fast Forward

What are we checking out? Who are we listening to?  Where are we going?  Where have we been?  Who's here, who's next and who has consistently set the pace? Fast Forward answers questions, asks questions, reports on what we've got poppin' and takes a look at how blue, black and brown people are getting down artistically, creatively and culturally.  

Omar Victor Diop

 Beautiful Shades of Black Series. Omar Victor Diop, 2014.

Beautiful Shades of Black Series. Omar Victor Diop, 2014.

We have been following Omar Victor Diop on Instagram for the past couple of years and are dazzled by his eye for color, bold compositions and presentation of African subject matter and people in his work.  Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar in 1980. Since his early days, he's developed an interest for Photography and Design, essentially as a means to capture the diversity of modern african societies and lifestyles.

The quick success of his first conceptual project Fashion 2112, le Futur du Beau which was featured at the Pan African Exhibition of the African Biennale of Photography of 2011 in Bamako (Rencontres de Bamako) encouraged him to end his career in Corporate Communications to dedicate to photography in 2012.

 Project Diaspora Series.  Omar Victor Diop, 2014.

Project Diaspora Series.  Omar Victor Diop, 2014.

Omar Victor Diop Lives in Dakar, his body of work includes Fine Arts and Fashion Photography as well as Advertising Photography. He enjoys mixing his photography with other forms of art, such as costume design, styling and creative writing.  His work is interrogative and intriguing, prospective, yet a tad vintage and draws inspiration from Diop's international uplifting, as well as his african visual heritage.

Check out his stunning visual portfolio and learn more at www.omarviktor.com .  - LE