We woke up to an album!!
Last weekend we had the first installment of the Gin Pop Up Bar Soweto at our Mofolo store.
This is a refreshing concept to hit the streets of Soweto and is a great platform for local Gin brands to showcase their unique blends of Gin.
Join us this weekend as we host our second installment of the Gin Pop Up Bar Soweto.
A little something something to get you in the spirit of Friday!
Joshua Kissi is a Ghanaian-American creative entrepreneur specializing in photography and creative direction, based in New York City. Raised in the Bronx, Kissi grew up with an affinity for the arts and picked up a camera at the age of seventeen. Despite the lack of exposure and inaccessibility to the creative industries, and from Kissi's determination that bore the fruit that is Street Etiquette in 2008.
His recent comment on the “dark skin” and how in photography it is often not edited well. We can understand this notion because photographers will either over expose the skin tone or make it seem grey.
We couldnt help but think of the iseeadifferentyou gents who have done a great job at treating the dark skin as well as their subject matters.
Heaven For The Sinner ft Erykah Badu // The North Boarders Album 2013
This project aims to celebrate the women of Gug’ Othandayo - A theatre play that embodies the same ethos as the Nike Air Max. There are undeniable similarities between the women of Gug’Othandayo and Nike Air Max. The Nike technology that is known for reforming itself and not being bound to the restrictions of age. Gug’Othandayo is an attitude of being “young at heart” and expressive in the most honest way possible.
by Size Mbiza
A native of Soweto, Naledi Segale is influenced by her studies in Visual Art in high School and Architecture at the Nelson Mandela University. Her style is informed by clarity and honesty of line work against the plane, influenced by Architectural Drawing. But in the same instance she enjoys the texture layering of mixed media t create both a visual and physical experience in the two dimensional plane. As part of the traveling “Palladio and the Modern Architects Exhibition” some of her works were exhibited as as being an assistant curator of the Exhibition.
Phumelele Kunene is a South African born photographer who studied at the Market Photo Workshop school of Photography. She worked as a Gallery Assistant and Photographer at David Krut Projects in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Exposed to the industry, she chose to find her own way and founded Still Imagery as the Head Photographer. She has been featured in various group and solo shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Her photography as a whole is an understanding of how light necessitates shadows and creating a balance between what people see and what they feel when engaging with her work, her art is her personal vision and interpretation of the world.
2016 The Back Light Exhibition
Michael Meyersfeld Studio 2016 Cūriōsitās
AGOG Gallery 2016 Joburg Fringe
Arts on Main 2018 Autumn Group Show
WorldArt Gallery 2018 Solo Show
Ubuhle is a documentary film directed and produced by two young black female filmmakers, Mbali Mashaba and Pretty Mangena, that is centered around the politics of beauty. it focuses on beauty standards and the ideologies that have defined these in and around the black community and how they are often linked to history and politics of survival. It is also in the work of decolonizing beauty. We've found it incredibly important to include women and men from all walks and spaces of life in order to present important conversations and realities defining beauty. We thought that there couldn't have been a better time to document these ideas than now, at a time in which mainstream media is flooding with generic hierarchical ideas of what beauty is and how violent these ideals are on those who consume them and in turn internalize them. Our focus has been on colorism, pretty privilege, cultural appropriation, make up, hair, the male gaze, and how these concepts have influenced beauty in the past and the present. A huge emphasis is placed on how mass media is constantly reinforcing beauty ideals and how they largely affect black women.
See the trailer below: