Six images from ONOMOllywood featured in OFF The Wall magazine
The magazine OFF The Wall is publishing in its n° 1 issue a portfolio of 6 images from the series “ONOMOllywood, revisiting great movie classics” by Antoine Tempé and Omar Victor Diop. Onomo Visual Art, the cultural promotion label of the hotel group Onomo International has given free reigns to two photographers —Antoine Tempé and Omar Victor Diop— to create a series of photographs in which they revisit some of the greatest movie classics. OFF The Wall can be purchased at Colette, O.F.R., Le Bal, le Palais de Tokyo, Centre Commercial, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Agora Presse, La Hune, La Chambre Claire, Drugstore Publicis, Artazart, Centre Commercial, Rouge 58, Palais de Tokyo, La Photo Librairie, Le Bal Books, Le Merle Moqueur au 104.
This week, Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé have been shooting the last scenes of their ONOMOllywood series at hotel Onomo Dakar. They’ve let the architecture of the hotel inspire them to recast a vast range of movies spanning the 50s French nouvelle vague Le Mépris, the swinging 70s cult movie Blow Up or the futuristic 90s box-office hit The Matrix.
A few images from the series will be unveiled in May in the N° 1 issue of the magazine OFF The Wall, to be released at the Paris Photo L.A. show.
Co-authors, Senegalese Omar Victor Diop and French-American Antoine Tempé are both photographers based in Dakar, Sénégal. They were invited by the hotel group ONOMO International to create a series of photographs set in the group’s hotels. Their series comprises twenty images inspired by iconic moments of great American and international movies, with a cast, fashion, and styling, featuring a representative sample of the cultural scenes in Dakar and Abidjan, where these images were shot.
The gallery below features an eight-image preview from the exhibition :
The exhibition will be on view at hotel ONOMO Dakar Airport until May 12, 2014.