I have had the pleasure the last couple of months to spend my time as photography mentor at a great project called Live Magazine. The project entails giving young people from different backgrounds in Cape Town a chance to make a magazine of their own doing with the help of different mentors. It was originally conceived in London and run in Brixton, where I met the South African founder (who is from the UK) Gavin Weale. The project has been featured in The Guardian Newspaper and recently CNN Inside Africa which is why I wanted to post it. The article will explain much more about the project.
A selection of 10 images from the documentation I have been doing over the last couple of months.
I hit up Mzoli's in Cape Town this weekend and shot some street style images outside Mzoli's butchery a popular meeting spot on a Sunday afternoon. Met some pretty stylish people who I thought deserved a blog update.
I was approached by Chipo from Styling concepts a few months ago to put together a concept with Stylist Bee Diamondhead and my ex-assistant and now intern at Marie Claire South Africa Candice Jooste. Together we came up with a shoot with Eve Rakow from Johannesburg based band the Frown in an abandoned hospital in Kempton Park (east of Johannesburg).
It was a spooky day with some very eerie vibes in the building. It was fully equipped with beds and wheelchairs. A very strange place indeed. The images where used for the launch of Religion clothing in South Africa, the London brand is been marketed by Styling Concepts, the well known Johannesburg based fashion PR agency.