Beautiful night time delay photography by Jakob Wagner of my favourite city, Cape Town.
Striking and mutli-dimensional street art by DALeast. He recently collaborated with Cape Town street art queen Faith47, which is what led me to check out his work. What I love about his work is that his technique alone is so visually powerful that it doesn’t rely on any socio-political street art jargon to make it stand out.
I love this photograph by Badcut. The building photographed is an old art deco-style bank refurbished into city apartments in Cape Town. I particularly love the long pyramidal balconies, reminds me of Gotham City.
I love collecting images of really well put together location-based fashion spreads. I prefer those to in-studio shoots. Locations add a character, story line and sense of adventure. When coupled with great outfits it can make for a great photo shoot.
This is a shoot by James Meakin in one of my favourite locations – Taal Monument in Paarl. Apart from the place having cherished memories for me personally, it is a place that was meant to represent the pride of Afrikaans culture, language and independence from the culture’s Dutch Heritage. That is what was intended, the architect Jan van Wijk (who is buried there), interpreted the independence from the Dutch link as an opportunity of integration with an African heritage.
Each sculpture which makes the monument is an embodiment of this, and the organic, fluid design emphasizes his interpretation more and more. Unfortunately for South Africans a part of its history was blind to the promise and potential of a land which take pride in its diversity. But now hopefully they see.
As for the photo shoot, Meakin and the stylists combination of graphic prints, short black bob hair and concrete backdrops makes for an amazing piece of work.
I did a business course for artists in Cape Town a few years ago, and one of the students was a very quiet yet talented guy whose passion was in preserving the botanical heritage of the Cape through sculpture and jewellery. I find the way he has interpreted his passion for plants extremely beautiful.