If you visit the Dutch town of Breda during September, you’ll be met by a sea of gathering redheads.
In the first week of September is Redhead Days, a brilliant celebration of the hair colour founded in 2005 by the Dutch painter Bart Rouwenhorst. Its humble beginnings started when Bart placed an advert in a local newspaper looking for red-headed models to pose for a painting. Surprised by the response the artist decided to initiate a project much larger, gathering the 150 redheads who responded. In the 12 years since, its popularity has grown immensely with a worldwide following, “whatever the shade or style, everyone is welcome”.
Infringe a publication platform “dedicated to hair culture” went to this year’s festival, capturing the joy and ginger through the lenses of photographers Aris Akritidis and Panos Damaskinidis. “Red hair is a true rarity, occurring in less than 2% of the human population,” says the publication. “This makes Redhead Days all the more special — it’s the only event in the world where 100% of the attendants are redheads.”
In this mix of crowd shots, redhead friends or siblings, and up close shots of flowing copper shades, the result is a series of images that will undoubtedly make you envious.
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- Makings of a Man: It’s Nice That and Harry’s invite you to be a life model for a day
- A higgledy-piggledy, funny yet tragic tale: The Romance of the Skeleton
- Tiago Galo’s refreshing, travel-themed illustrations remind us of sunnier times
- Artist Morgan Blair on her “pathological need to make you laugh”
- Lennarts & de Bruijn’s “hot as hell” campaign for Utrecht club, Ekko
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books