“TRAINing in Bogolan”

How’s your week going? So over the weekend I got to shoot with a photographer friend, a shoot  I had postponed so many times due to certain duties I had to take care of. It feels so good, alas we got to do this.

We decided to shoot at a train station in Medie; a town located on the Accra-Nsawam road in the Greater Accra region.


I wore a classic trenchcoat over a white turtle neck shirt coupled with a pair of white tailored trousers to give me a very vibrant look


and finishing it up with a black pair of handmade derby shoes.


The trench coat I wore is made of not just african print but a special textile called Bogolan. Bogolan also called Mudcloth is type of textile very popular in Mali. It’s base fabric color is a result of a dye obtained through boiling the bark of a special tree. Once dyed,mud obtained from the river Niger is free-handpainted with the help of a toothbrush or using stencils to create a pattern on the fabric.

I love the rough texture of the bogolan fabric because it gives it a unique look and feel.Everything made out of the bogolan fabric will sure be a stament piece!

The train station had two railways and one of them had an abandoned train resting on it.I couldn’t resist taking a shot in there as well.The rusty look inside this train gave this shot a vintage look that I really love.

Photographer- Eliezer @nikeliphotgraphy.

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