We should be having more conversations on creativity, share our experiences, our creative paths and processes, our love for the art, everything creative is something that should be shared to build a bigger and stronger culture and spirit in art. TEDx encourages exactly that. Their motto “ideas worth spreading.” Sums this up exactly. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at a local level. At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos, sparks deep conversation and connections.
Justice, Innocent & Vuyo, the trio behind “I see a different you” recently spoke at TEDxSoweto. They presented on what they do, and why they do it, which is basically to show a positive side of Soweto the way they see it through photography. This trio always manage to portray a unique and proudly South African aesthetic by combining fashion, art, and photography.
I was very interested to hear what they have to say about their process, what inspires them and how they take such amazing, breathtaking images. So take some time out and watch this video, it is very much worth it.
And I’m very happy to admit that the other day I was fortunate enough to meet them. Imagine my excitement, my life was made! I bumped into them and had to introduce myself and squeeze in a little chat just to pick their brains a bit, and of course I had to have a mini photo shoot with them. That has definitely been the highlight of my year so far, I don’t get star struck too often, but these guys had me. They are so humble, and giving of their knowledge. From the little time I had with them, I left wanting to do more with my talents and with my South Africa. They told me they were just passing by Cape Town and on their way to their first photo exhibition in Tokyo, Japan! I cant wait to write about that soon, I know it will be breathtaking.
This is our South Africa showing off!