This is what you get when you mix two beautiful and funky girls with an open mind and the willingness to let go of their fear of a camera and put them into a nice, remote location. I met the two sisters before the shoot and their bond was extremely apparent.
The annual leading urban youth culture calendar event in the areas of fashion, music, sneakers, graffiti, skate and dance in Africa back at Maboneng Precinct. So I took to the streets to see what goes down when sneakers, BMX, fashion and dance come together. It went something like this:
I have been thinking about this for a very long time now and had actually already scrapped the idea of this post as it is extremely personal… but today is Father’s Day and I have been thinking about my dad so much these last couple of days and so I decided to post this after all. So here it goes then.
This one is for you, mom and dad.
Stop Hunger Now SA is an amazingly inspiring non-profit company run by a bunch of awesome, contagiously enthusiastic people with the mission to eradicate hunger in Southern Africa. I first met them at the beginning of last year when we started shooting for “Ubuntu Help-Portrait 4PBO” (read my blog post on my first experiences).
What an amazing church this must be to photograph a wedding in! Its actually in my hometown. I went to visit it now on my last trip home for the first time since I think I left school (which to me feels like it only happened the day before yesterday but of course we all know this is not quite true…).
From the moment I met Akani I knew he had been called to become a teacher. What a well-spoken, well-mannered, open-minded, inquisitive and enthusiastic person. Something great is waiting for him. It is very obvious.
When I met Selina I could instantly pick up on the wisdom and poise surrounding her. Without her having to say a word I could tell she was looking back on an amazing career and a journey which her life had been – significantly influenced by the READ Educational Trust.
What an awesome time we had! This shoot was extra special, firstly because Nkosazana is a dear friend of mine. I met her when she was still working side-by-side with Mom Carol at Ikageng. She had asked me years ago already if I could photograph her wedding when the time comes… and I was so thrilled.
How well would you have done in school if it hadn’t been for your caring mom? Maybe she made sure you have your lunch box lovingly filled with sandwiches and snacks, drove you to school in the morning and waited for you outside when you finished in the afternoon.
My name is Nathalie. I am an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and a professional corporate event, portrait and lifestyle photographer. In my spare time I love telling stories and pursuing personal creative projects.