Stellenbosch Academy Graduate named Finalist in Sony World Photography Awards

Cole Ndelu, a recent graduate of the Stellenbosch Academy has been named as a finalist at the Sony World Photography Awards! She is one of just three South Africans who have been named finalists in the competition, with the other two photographers appearing in the Open category. This makes Cole the only student from SA with a finalist placing!

Cole’s submission, Pride of the Panther, was created to meet the competition’s brief: Memories. This makes her one of just ten finalists in the student category from across the entire planet. To give you a further idea of the scope of this competition and put Cole’s achievement into perspective, the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 across all categories saw 227 596 images submitted from 183 countries. No mean feat!

As part of her placement as a finalist, Cole will be flown to London for the final judging where she stands a chance to win 30 000 Euros worth of photography equipment. Cole – we’ll be holding thumbs!

Good luck!

Comme des Garcons- Black Pepper

Working on a brand like Comme des Garcons is a great opportunity to push the envelope. Being an avant-garde fashion brand means there is much more scope to push the boundaries and create something really interesting.

84.Paris took up that challenge here and did an amazing job. Bringing a fragrance to life through advertising must be one of the most difficult tasks in the business. Until we get smell-o-vision or some kind of other contraption, we’ll always be stuck trying to represent what something smells or feels like with imagery.

Interactivity, web design and multimedia have made this even more interesting as brands are now able to push the envelope even further when it comes to advertising their fragrances. This site for the new fragrance by Commes des Garcons, Black Pepper is such a great example. It’s fully interactive, incorporating artful illustration, animation and sound design.

Check it out here.

Stellenbosch Academy Short Courses

Interested in doing a short course through the Academy? We’ve got loads on offer which you can have a look at here.

And if you want to stay more up to date with all our goings-on with our short courses, you can also give our Facebook page a like over here.

If you’re interested in an info pack or want to know more about any of our short courses, send a mail to vanessa@stellenboschacademy.co.za.

See you soon!

 

Orange – Happy 2017

We really love this site by Merci-Michel for Orange France. It’s goal is simple and perfectly executed – to wish people a happy 2017 and offer them a fun, interactive experience. With high-quality, detailed illustrations and a load of hidden animations to uncover, this is a great distraction for a work day, all the while being exposed to Orange’s brand.

What more could you ask for?

Check out the site here.