I meet Patrick Edooard Kitan, co-fonder & artistic director of BTendance Webzine . We got together at BAO café, a trendy afterwork place with nice music to chill out. After 2 minutes, it was like if we knew each other for years!!! Sometimes life makes good surprises 🙂 We spoke about our photoshoot to come: choice of location, mood book, models, styles and trends we both like… We definitely had an artistic connexion with ‘Monsieur Edooard’!!!
Then, we met with Patrick a second time at BUSHMAN Cafe an amazing place where Art is omnipresent thanks to Pascale and her husband! You feel immediately home in this place where European and African objets, paintings and music are so well mixed. We had a nice chat with Pascale and Ruth who both took a very good care of me, making me visit the rooms and the areas. I just had to pick-up my favorite ones for the photoshoot to come, I felt like a child opening Christmas presents!!! Thanks so much, I will be back for sure 🙂
Awaiting the photoshoot day, I took time to visit places in Abidjan. I went to Banco Park with its primary forest, I saw amazing butterflies there but it was too late to see monkies in wildlife… I had a look at Banco washers down to Banco Park in the river. There, I felt it was quite dangerous alone and I have to admit that people work in such conditions that I understand their aggressiveness towards tourists. I also went to Charles DonWahi Fondation, a quiet place with a beautiful Art museum. I spent a very nice moment at Debarcadere restaurant, closed to Palais de la Culture where a reggae festival took place. I visited St-Paul’s cathedral and Notre-Dame d’Afrique where I could feel people faith. Have a look below, whisking you enjoyed 😉