Africa is for many of us that enigmatic land that keeps the spirit of savage and undiscovered paradise still beating, but for Lonneke van der Palen, a stunning photographer original from The Netherlands, his personal research about colors bring all that energy to assemble a project called “The Plastic Bag” in an exclusive commision for the art medium Sleek.

In his own words:

The minute I arrived in Capetown, South Africa, the plastic bags in the streets caught my eye immediately. Whether they are blown away by the wind, hanging in the trees or carried around by people, they gave a colorful addition to street life in a way I had never seen before. To me, a photographer trying to reveal the vibrant aesthetic of even the most mundane, they are a source of renewed amazement.