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Every Photographer should investigate the work of Simen Johan. In 1993, Johan drew attention for his pioneering work merging digital manipulation with traditional darkroom techniques. At a time when digital photo processing was in its infancy, Johan found ways to exploit the medium beyond the boundaries of what was then considered possible. His images recombined fragments of faces and bodies (including his own) into new characters, which he then situated into similarly fabricated scenes. By inverting his files and then printing them onto transparent film, Johan was able to produce “negatives,” allowing him to use traditional darkroom processes to create Read more..

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  Conceived as an urban resort, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is the first urban property in the brands portfolio in Southern Africa and is ideally positioned as a gateway for international air travelers to explore the Sub-Continent. Formerly known as The Westcliff, the iconic hillside hotel closed it’s doors to the public in June 2013 for an ambitious reinvention, partially reopening to the public on 1 December 2014. With 117 guest rooms and suites scattered through nine low rise buildings amid beautifully landscaped gardens, terraces and fountains, the mood is almost residential; a welcoming respite from hectic business Read more..

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        Steyn City, a sprawling 2 000 acre multi billion rand lifestyle resort will be the benchmark for developments to come. The most expansive property on the continent, this world class city offers a unique style of living which is unprecedented and unparalleled.     Situated north of Fourways, this resort is surrounded by rolling hills, providing an atmosphere of country living, while still closely located to major arterial routes and Lanseria airport.   Steyn City Properties CEO Giuseppe Plumari says: “We’ve spent many years perfecting our vision of what it is going to mean to live Read more..

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My parents have a habit of always asking for the highlights if i go away..”Sooo,’ they say, ‘what were the highligts?” The highlights of my short and sweet trip to Azura was three fold. Firstly, it is so quick from O.R.Tambo, a flight and an exciting flip in a helicopter to your own private pool within 3 hours, max. That makes Azura an easier destination to get to than Dullstroom on a friday afternoon. Next, the thing that I will never forget: being taken snorkling at the reef, the local “chief” of watersports, such a dear and patient man, holding Read more..

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  The Creative Class | Sølve Sundsbø, Photographer By Rebecca May Johnson 15 January, 2015 Sølve Sundsbø, who learned his craft as Nick Knight’s assistant in the 1990s, has made a name for himself with fantastical images that defy belief. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail. Sølve Sundsbø | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF LONDON, United Kingdom — Sølve Sundsbø considers photography his “calling” and traces his desire to capture fantastical images with a camera back to a moment early in his life. “I was walking home from school Read more..

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Cédric Delsaux, 1974, France, studied literature and cinema in Paris. He started out as a copywriter in the advertising world before he decided to devote all his time into photography in 2002. He does personal work aswell as advertising campaigns for major brands. His series Here to Stay explores the relationship between humans and nature. The series was published as a monograph in 2008. In his series The Dark Lens he combined two worlds, the world of Star Wars and Earth. The post-apocalyptic scenes blur reality with fiction. 1784 is again a series in which reality and fiction, myths and Read more..

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—In the 1970s, under the editorship of Francine Crescent, French Vogue was more free and advanced in the images it published than even Diana Vreeland’s American Vogue. For Vreeland, the important thing was the placing of the image on the page. For Crescent, it was much more about the boldness of the image itself. Vreeland’s skill as an editor was to make women purr with pleasure at what they saw; Crescent’s was to amuse, intrigue and shock them. Both were legitimate ways to make women buy, which is ultimately the purpose of a consumer fashion magazine. It is not by Read more..

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  Arriving in Venice always has that certain magnetic charm to it – a movie set if anything really. But the real magic is that that happens every time, not just first time. Venice, certainly for me, is like visiting a playground where Lady Gaga and Shakespeare have equal footing. From the ridiculous to the sublime – private palazzo dinners, gondola rides with fascinating people and then of course that Aqua Alto that seems to rise more every morning when I leave my hotel to hunt for an espresso macchiato, the same way you should be. I might be on Read more..

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