Sunday, July 20, 2014


Over the next month leading up to the NOTXCS collaboration exhibition at the Wallplay in New York City, Another Africa will be releasing a series of interviews with the different collaborators we worked with in South Africa on our project. 

The first of those is DR Pachanga AKA JR Onyangunga.

Here is an exert from Another Africa: 

' NOT x Chris Saunders | A Fashion & Photography collaboration from New York to South Africa featuring Dr. Pachanga
For some fashion merely constitutes items of clothing to cover the body, and for others it’s the palette for creativity and individuality. Johannesburg based vintage clothier,  Jean-Rene Onyagunga who goes by the alias Dr. Pachanga, falls into the later category. ' 

Check in over the next few weeks to see more. 

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NOTXCS : Another Africa

 Image by Justin McGee

The first press release on Another Africa is out. Missla Libsekal breaks down our process into a well written insightful series of dialogue in the form of a interview. 

All of this is aiming towards the release of our exhibition in NYC next month at WallPlay.

NOT x Chris Saunders’ an experimental fashion and photography collaboration from New York to South Africa made possible by the Internet.

Armed with a bit of bandwidth and a few good keywords plugged into google’s image search, documentation of far flung happenings are only as far your finger tips. Add social media to the mix and you can track down near to anyone with an online presence. This hyper-connectivity is changing the prospects for creative collaboration.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Not X Chris Saunders Exhibition in NYC Crowd funding

Not (Jenny Lai) and myself completed an amazing collaborative body of work earlier this year and we are now getting ready to exhibit it in NYC and have launched a crowdfunding campaign. The point of the work, to expose the uniqueness of South African creativity globally. We wanted to show the uniqueness of the South African process and what makes it so unique.
Our Collaborators where Vernac Bags Dennis Chuene), Mac D the puppet maker from Orange Farm, Floyd Avenue Floyd Funky-LowLife Avenue) from the Smarteez collective in Soweto and Dr Pachanga AKAJean Rene Maximillion.
Please help us make this exhibition happen. We have an amazing space in the Lower East side call Wallplay ( that are hosting us plus an amazing plan to showcase the work.
Lets expose the vibrancy through a positive showcase of exceptional work between borders.
Help us by contributing anything from $10 US. We really appreciate it!
Visit the Indiegogo page for more information on the collaboration plus a 
video about the project.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

L'Afrique C'est Chic Fashion Editorial for GQ Online

Teamed up with Francois Ferreira for this new fashion editorial, we took the basic idea of classic African iconography and fashion imagery, re-imagined it and came up with the concept for this shoot. Amy Anstey saved the day with her amazing make up and body painting techniques. 

Full Credits: 

Photographer: Chris Saunders
Stylist: Francois Ferreira 
Make Up and Hair: Amy Anstey
Sanele Xaba
Tumi (Boss)
Emy (Boss)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nozinja - Tsekeleke Music video

My new music video for Nozinja launched on WARP is now live!

Directed By. Chris Saunders
Production Company. Ola Films 
Producer. Olivia Leitch 
Post Production. Voltaire 
Edited by. Malcolm Che
Grade. Pudding 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sneak Peak - Nozinja Music Video.

Here is a little sneak peak of my new music video for the Shangaan Electro creator Nozinja's new music video. 

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Destiny Fashion Jan 2014

Here is a selection of images I shot for the January 2014 edition of Destiny magazine. Super simple, studio shots. Styled by Papama Ramogase. 

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Springbreak, Springbreak forever

This shoot has been sitting in my collection for a while. It was meant to be published by a 'South African' magazine last year but it was bombed. I love it and am happy that I can finally release it. The shoot was inspired by Harmony Korine's Springbreakers, a movie about four college students who rob a shop to go to Miami on Springbreak, they meet up with James Franco and things go completely pear shape, a great movie. Myself and stylist Crystal Birch hooked up with some models at Studio Studio and shot this fashion story based on the new cult film.

Here is a selection from the original shoot.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Adidas Portrait Series - Maboneng

In late 2013 I was commissioned by Adidas to shoot a series of portraits for the Area 3 space in Johannesburg. I was one of a bunch of photographers from the city who focussed on their individual neighbourhoods. Along side me shooting this series was Justice & Innocent Mukheli (I See A different you) shooting Soweto, Anthony Bila (The Expressionist), Stephanie O'Connor shooting Parkhurst and Hanro Havenga shooting Illovo. 

Below is a selection of images that where shown during the exhibition. 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

KWV 3 for Gloo (CT)

As we all know Im really bad at posting my own work online lately. It comes with been completely inundated with things to do. When I first moved into Studio Studio (my new studio in The Maboneng Precinct) I was approached by Gloo Cape Town  to a do a shoot for KWV R3mix a new creative platform they where working on for the brand.

We where briefed to get relevant personalities from Johannesburg excelling in their different disciplines, We then shot them all around the studio which is based in Maboneng / Jeppestown. 

Khaya Sibiya (Punk & Ivy / Stylist) put together an eclectic group of young creatives from Johannesburg. We worked with Choc Seruno (Rapper / Actor), Maitele Wawe (Fashion Designer / Blogger), Bakers Man (Skater / Soweto Skate Society) and Anthony Billa (Photographer / The Experessionist). 

Choc Seruno

Maitele Wawe

Bakers Man

Anthony Billa 

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