I started photography a couple of years ago, predominantly with the camera on my phone. When I began attempting to capture the beautiful skylines of neighborhoods in Accra, I oftentimes noticed something— the hanging power lines of the Gold Coast, as I would call them. These are our electricity power lines, conveying power from one place to another, with lots and lots of illegal connections taking place, leading to an enormous amount of chaos in the air.
To be honest, I didn't like their disorder, and on most occasions, I did not photograph certain landscapes because the power lines became distractions in the photographs. However, overtime, I realized, with a little more patience and thoughtfulness, I could actually use them to compliment the scenes I wanted to capture. That led me on a journey to work on this photo essay, with hopes that I will work on more in the future.
Truthfully speaking, the Hanging Power Lines of the Gold Coast have taught me a lesson that sometimes you don't need everything to be perfect in life to create something beautiful. I hope they speak to every entrepreneur, artist and made in Ghana chocolate lover.
*And please take note; none of these photographs were edited. They are all unfiltered, and were taken with my phone - a 1st Gen Moto X.
Enjoy these photographs.