Fabrice Monteiro is a photographer working out of Dakar, Senegal. For this project, entitled: The Prophecy, he worked with a local costume designer, Doulsy, to create a set of fantastical images that imagine what the future of West Africa might look like. These images get even more interesting though, when you learn that they are inspired by local folklore and so intricately composed that they took two years to complete.
You can see more of Monteiro’s work here.
Danny Lowe is a British photographer based in London who focuses on fashion and portraiture. We’re sharing a set of images he did for i-D magazine called ‘Sex, religion and BDSM in the Holy Land’ where he shot a menswear designer from Tel Aviv called Eliran Nargassi.
Check out more of the shoot below.
Brett Lloyd is a British photographer with a stark, considered aesthetic that we felt we had to share. With a great choice of models and just a little bit of heroin chic thrown in, we can see how his career has gone from strength to strength, shooting for brands like Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton denim, Alexander McQueen and Stüssy.
Check out a selection of his work below.
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) happen every year, recognising the best in creative work from around the world. We’ve got amazing news to share; Lucia Petschnig, a student at the academy, was name as the only finalist for ADAA 2016 from the entire African continent! To give you an idea of the numbers involved in the competition (and how well Lucia has done) – there were over 5300 original entries, 1400 semfinalists and only 24 finalists. That’s amazing!
Her work, 21st Century Pinup Girls imagines the pinup look from the 50s reimagined for modern life. Have a look at her amazing work below.
Good luck Lucia!
Joshua Anderson is a young photographer from Texas who has a great eye for images. Blurring the lines between portraiture, fashion and surrealism, he is carving out a space that is all his own. His portraits have such a nostalgic, soft feel while at the same time when you look at his fashion work, it becomes angular and intense very quickly. Amazing stuff!
Here we’ve shared just a taste of his work, but you can see more at his site. And we suggest you do!
We love these ads by Ponce from Buenos Aires for Axe’s new range of Black Perfumes. With an irreverent take on fashion photography and a fun message that is on brand with Axe – these really are fun. And at the end of the day they do a great job of telling the story of the brand – if you wear their products, you’ll look (and smell) great, no matter what you’re doing.
Cape Town’s own Kope | Figgins are an up-and-coming photography duo who not only create beautiful images, but also have a sense of humour.
To get an idea of their humour – check out their website, a nod to the Internet circa 1997 and try not to laugh out loud.
They do a lot of fashion and portraiture, with their signature crisp 90s aesthetic. Great, great work.
For a more up-to-date angle on their work, check out their tumblr, which they add to often.