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Juan Stockenstroom: Digital Retouching and Photography

Interview with photo retoucher and photographer Juan Stockenstroom from Cape Town, South Africa


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Most photo retouchers have a bad reputation for setting impossible beauty standards for the world, do you think this criticism is fair? How is the work that you do similar … Continue Reading ››

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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops.
philip kwame apagya's formal portraits in front of commissioned painted backgrounds seem to be suspended between realism and a sort of naïvité, they are both unreal and hyperealistic: the dreams of african people are put on … Continue Reading ››
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Blue Sky Over Dakar

A mixture of digital paintings and photographers by Nathalie Diserens
The photos were taken during my field research in Dakar, Senegal. They focus on the tension that one feels as a foreigner, if you come to this country. On the one hand you can enjoy the life there, every luxury is available, it is only … Continue Reading ››