I am a huge fan of photographer Seydou Keita, an "amateur" portrait photographer from Bamako, Mali. Back in the day when I used to live in the hills of Southwest Virginia studying Art I used to spend many a day and hour at the Virginia Tech Art and Architecture Library. They had THE best collection of art books I have ever seen. They had a few different volumes of Seydou Keita's work that I would check out and bring home to feast my eyes on for many an hour. I have been looking for some books ever since and his work has definitely served as a great inspiration to me. All images by Seydou Keita.