Artist & 1 Girl 5 Gays Panelist
Jenny Morgan’s portraits are stately hypotheticals into the personality of the individual represented. Morgan chooses friends she is not well acquainted with to increase the mysteriousness of the work, but also she sands away slightly at the canvas which puts forth a sense of “digging away” at knowing something. Perhaps like an archaeologist might slow dust away layers of dirt to discover a long lost treasure. See more of Jenny’s work below:
Bronze, 39.5 cm.
Cordier submitted a plaster cast of the bust of an African visitor to Paris to the Salon of 1848, and two years later he again entered it as a bronze (Walters 54.2664). A young African woman served as the model for this companion piece in 1851. Regarded as powerful expressions of nobility and dignity, these sculptures proved to be highly popular: casts were acquired by the Museum of National History in Paris and also by Queen Victoria. The Walters’ pair were cast by the Paris foundry Eck and Durand in 1852. These bronzes were esteemed by 19th-century viewers as expressions of human pride and dignity in the face of grave injustice.
One of the things I love most about this piece is that you get something new from almost every single angle.
This is, hands down, one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
There’s a striking intimacy embedded in almost every single portrait taken by South African photographer Mpho Mokgadi, that adds a delicate, poetic and romantic touch to his images - an intensely captivating factor that leaves one drawn to both the individuals in Mokgadi’s photographs and Mokgadi himself.
Raised in South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria, Mpho Mokgadi’s relationship with photography began at an early age when his mother bought him his first point & shoot camera. Currently studying to obtain his 3- year National Diploma in Photography, the 25-year-old photographer has won an academic award for the most improved student 2012, and was an award winning photographer for a Pretoria News and Nikon South Africa competition. Mokgadi has also had his work featured in various online art magazines including 10and5.
About his journey as a photographer, Mpho says:
"What inspires me is the everyday reality of life and creating history through the lens. I spends most of his time refining, perfecting, even obsessing over my work. I have a very curious eye, which gets me into trouble sometimes.
Through my own photography I seek to document my own personal experience, to capture scenes and events as I see them and share with others the beauty and diversity of the experiences I have seen.”
Editorial for Mohair South Africa
“After several decades producing quality mohair products, Mohair South Africa underwent a series of brand improvements to give a more fashion forward appeal to the company. Part of Mohair South Africa’s renovation included changing the publics perceptions of mohair and to create meaningful collaborations with innovative designers.. They used the Design Indaba 2014 platform to form partnerships with innovative designers such as Laduma Ngxokolo and SilverSpoon. A recent lookbook featuring some of their looks was shot by photographer Amy Scheepers at the Karoo in South Africa.”
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