Amy Brathwaite Photography | Haitian metal art, Recycled Art, Haiti
I’m a Toronto-based photographer and videographer. Storytelling is at the heart of what I do. Providing compelling content, with simplicity and emotion.
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Artisans of Haiti

During my time in Haiti, I came to know an artist by the name of Brutal Michel. He is part of a community of metal workers in Croix-des-Bouquets, just north of the capital city. He works with young apprentices to teach the trade, as he was taught by his aunt as a young man. Carved out of recycled oil drums, the artists use traditional folklore imagery to create compelling, emotive and detailed pieces – all by hand. The process is gritty, messy, time-consuming and laborious.

If you’re interested in purchasing a piece of art, send me a message and check out some of the completed pieces here.

    

 

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