Artsimous is the Creative Collective Behind Eye-Catching North African Imagery

Moroccan based Israeli designer Artsi Ifrach and Moroccan-Belgian photographer Mous Lamrabat are the creative minds behind Artsimous; the collective with a knack for probing at stereotyped constructs surrounding beauty and fashion. With an air of the avant-garde hanging over their often almost Afro-futurist depictions of a modern and progressive Morocco the creative duo’s projects can…

Ibrahem Hasan – An Emerging Visual Language in Motion

Hailing from the south side of Chicago, creative director and photographer Ibrahem Hasan currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. He only stepped in behind the lens 2-3 years ago, and most recently worked as a senior creative director for Nike. He describes his images as “a blend of fantasy and documentary” and further elaborates that it…

Photographer Andile Bhala Revisits His Childhood

The space where water meets land or water becomes land is an interesting area ⁠—a linear abyss for contemplation. For some, this is the point where their relationship to the land is severed while that relationship is reinforced for others. For photographer Andile Bhala, that area is a point of anchorage, a point from which…

Isabel Okoro: the Neuroscience and Psychology Student using the Camera to Raise Consciousness

Often, we underestimate our potential impact on the story of how history unfolds across time. Not only do we underestimate our potential impact, but we are also taught to ‘stay in our lanes’. And so teachers teach, artists art and scientists science. Isabel Okoro; the Nigerian-born-Canada-based photographer cum neuroscience and psychology student at the University of…

Acts of Witness with the New Black Vanguard

It takes one astronomical unit—that’s 499 seconds or 8.317 minutes—for the light from the Sun to hit the Earth, for it to warm our skin and for it to trigger, within a landscape of sensitive folds, a congregation of 35 billion to delight. Golden rays transmogrify into golden hues, gold tones of the deepest, most…

Nana Yaw Oduro’s photography rewards the labour of looking

Born and raised in Ghana, photographer Nana Yaw Oduro started practising photography as a personal passion. His photography is dripping with a strong mood deriving from an expression of ideas and feelings through distinctive and stylistic use of colour. He explains to me: “The idea usually comes from emotions and poetry. Very Personal.  Then the…

Daylin Paul – Documenting the Broken Land

As the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse becomes more apparent, cultural producers are forced to confront a terrifying present. Many retreat towards the pessimistic comfort of apocalyptic visions. But others are focused on bearing witness to the present, with the desperate hope of building a liveable future. The searingly powerful new book and…

Muted but complicated colour in the images of Tatenda Chidora

Photographer, Tatenda Chidora embraces form through the figure. Limbs and bodies expound into shape, line and colour. Chidora has not always embraced colour, his earlier work was peppered with the simplicity and minimalism of the monochrome palette. With his later work, we are confronted with the same principles of clarity and lucidity that has carried…