Lalesso Resort 2015
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William Okpo S/S2014
Some of my favourite Lupita Nyong’o magazine covers.
Kent Andreasen is an up-and-coming South African photographer and cinematographer. Trying to stay away from the commercial fashion industry and studio photography, Andreasen prefers to shoot outdoors with a key feature in in his photography being the manipulation of sun light and shadows, which he uses to turn mundane everyday objects into quirky pieces of ‘art’, making them interesting to look at.
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KILMANY-JO LIVERSAGE’S OBVERSA714
Local Urban Art artist Kilmany-Jo Liversage has returned to South Africa to for a double exhibition entitled Obversa714. The exhibition is being hosted by Worldart Gallery in Cape Town and the Lizamore & Asscoiates in Johannesburg. For this exhibition, Liversage was inspired by the Machine Age saying “With the paintings in Obversa714, I manufactured this deconstruction by combining the painting tradition of portraiture with idiosyncrasies from the urban culture of tagging. This enabled me to explore the intersection between street art and fine art while reconstructing them into a new genre of portraiture”. The exhibition at both galleries is currently on and runs until the 5th August 2014.
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Life in Zimbabwe through the lens of photographer Peter Muller.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAIL
Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots to prominence last year with her 365 Paintings for Ants project. Loots specialises in miniature painting (all her paintings are no bigger than 3cm) with immaculate attention to detail. The reason Loots started the project was to dedicate an hour a day to making a tangible version of any tiny detail that would normally go unnoticed”, resulting in a miniature painting with a different theme being painted every single day last year. Loots is currently working on the second part of her 365 project entitled 365 Postcards of Ants. Watch this video about Lorraine’s project here.
Art work by Jamila Okubo
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It has become embedded in the Batswana people to name the offsprings and award names that reflect or depict the great work of God. Every Setswana name revolves around the deeds or aspirations and plans of the Almighty. When looking at the names (illustrated) you will learn that every one of the names reflects on the happiness, sadness and hope brought upon by God. Each name is a symbol to the parents of what they want to see from you or what your birth meant at that moment in time.
C,X,Q,V,J,Z (these alphabets do not exist in the Setswana vocabulary) U,H,Y( these alphabets do exist however we do not have names that begin with them).
Information provided by: Gaopalelwe Nke | Illustration Gifs by Thandiwe Tshabalala a.k.a CMYKaffir.
Aamito Stacie Lagum for Elle Magazine SA July Issue 2014.
Ugandan model Aamito was the first ever winner of the first ever Oluchi Onweagba-produced “Africa’s Next Top Model”.
Under the Influence Magazine SS 2014
Senait Gidey by Andrew Vowles