While black women still sometimes face ridicule for rocking natural styles, there's no denying that more and more are now unapologetically embracing their God-given tresses, regardless of what others may think. And visual artist Pierre Jean-Louis is celebrating this through his breathtaking artwork featured on his Instagram page.
Using the Enlight app, Jean-Louis transforms his muses into marvelous works of art, turning their natural curls and coils into some of the most alluring sceneries nature has to offer. From bright hue forests with tall pine trees and stunning greenery, to a bed of colourful flowers and even a starry galaxy, these photos are nothing short of spectacular.
"I started creating these beautiful pictures last year around September when I started following some amazing accounts on Instagram [which have] nothing but beautiful black queens rocking their natural hair," the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia-based artist told HuffPost Black Voices via email. "I was amazed to see how so many black women are finally letting go of their insecurities and accept themselves for who they are."
The artist also told Revelist, "It's a way to show the world that Mother Nature is actually black and we wouldn't be here without her."
Jean-Louis finds most of the featured women through Instagram, and has featured popular Toronto-based model @kirathelight.
Check out some more of the exquisite photos below.