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Pleasure Beach


Labadi Beach. Ghana.

Labadi beach in Ghana is also known as pleasure beach but it was more like Piccadilly Circus! And you can see why. We found ourselves down here one friday at sunset and man, what a sight. People riding horses, chatting, playing, dancing, living and loving. We were actually in Ghana shooting a story on fantasy coffins for a gallery show, most people call the pieces fantasy coffins, but they are locally called Abeduu Adekai, which means "proverb boxes” and they usually reflect the life, dreams, passions and status of the dead. We saw boat shaped coffins, shoe shaped coffins even Mercedes Benz shaped ones! Although so foreign to us, it seemed pretty cool that the custom was to send the person off, delivering them to a new beginning (afterlife is a strong belief there) in style! As we arrived on the beach, it seemed like absolutely everyone in Accra was there! Like us, it seemed as though they had just knocked off work and headed down to the ocean to cool off, get into the weekend and celebrate life. It was a beautiful thing to see. What a pleasure it was to be there!


Frame size / Print size (all sizes in inch):

Little Joy: 14 x 11 / 10 x 7
Small Pleasure: 20 x 15 / 16 x 11
Happy Medium: 30 x 22 / 26 x 18
Larger Than Life: 40 x 29 / 36 x 25
Big Friendly Giant: 48 x 35 / 44 x 31

All The Happiness Collective artworks are framed with an approximate 2” matt to help your print shine in all its glory. All of our prints are expertly printed using archival inks on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper. Each print is protected by UV acrylic in a custom handcrafted wood frame and comes ready to hang.

Here at The Happiness Collective we love film. All of our collections are shot on film. You may notice grain or minor imperfections (we prefer to call it character) on some of the prints, especially the larger ones. These are signs of the process , the nature of film and one of the reasons we love it.