Posts categorized: Photography


    Phoenix Nørgaard known as SoldierMuse is an artist, entrepreneur, jewellery maker and social issues advocate from Johannesburg, South Africa. Follow her journey on her MUSE blog or via her Instagram account.

  • The futuristic world of Obafemi Matti

    Photographer Obafemi uses “the city to create worlds shrouded in mystery and transformed by a futurist aesthetic.” These dystopian photographs take images of the mundane and transform them into surreal portraits that evoke a reality we all see and know of. These images pull a reaction out. When you look around you, it’s not unfamiliar… Read more »

  • Kru People: The Africans Who Vigilantly Refused to Be Captured into Slavery

    The first Kroomen to be employed by the British Navy in Simon’s Town arrived on the HMS Melville in 1838. [i] Their date of arrival was telling, having coincided with enslaved people at the Cape experiencing their first breath of freedom. At this time there were two distinct groups of people settled at Sierra Leone…. Read more »

  • HIV/LGBTIQ dialogue with the Future Positive youth reporters from Children’s Radio

    The Children’s Radio Foundation uses radio training and broadcast to create opportunities for youth dialogue, community building and leadership. Future Positive (FP) youth reporters host monthly outreach events around a relevant theme to which CBOs and community members are invited. These events transform the clinic into a lively space filled with youth from the community… Read more »

  • MAMA WATCH in Khayelitsha

    MAMA WATCH is a public art project, which can also classify as community development initiative. Starting in Cape Town, Khayelitsha, they approach the mothers of the community living in Harare and take their portraits; later they paste the huge portraits on a public wall for the wellbeing of the people passing by. Using photography and street art as crime… Read more »

  • Photography exhibition by Mads Norgaard at The Drawing Room

    This popup exhibition featured prints of Mads Nørgaard’s work from 2009 to 2014. A collection of photographs that were taken in Cape Town’s suburbs and inner city centre. Mads recently did an interview with Nomadiq Magazine in which he speaks about the work and his role as a White male and foreign documentary photographer working… Read more »

  • SoldierMuse featured in Sibahle Magazine

    Sibahle is a growing movement founded by Ruramai ‘Rudo’ Musekiwa. It’s a celebration of Africanism through the use of creative mediums and activations, an eclectic lifestyle brand with the African woman at the helm of its vision. The photographs featured are about transformation and seasonal change. In the SoldierMuse universe “survival” is the most important aspect of being – Winter… Read more »

  • Magnum Fellowship awarded to South African photographer Sipho Mpongo

    The MAGNUM foundation “Photography and Human Rights” programme provides photographers from the Global South with scholarships and intensive training in the ethical use of photography in the advancement of human rights at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. This year sees South African photographer, Sipho Mpongo, joining the prestigious fellowship in… Read more »

  • Kaya Yoga with Ruqayya Bryce

    SoldierMuse met up with Ruqayya Bryce and we spoke about Kaya Yoga and how you can take a break from a stressful life and reconnect to your body: “I began practicing yoga while at university in America and was sold after my first class. I only went once a week but I always felt so much lighter and happier afterwards and… Read more »

  • Turning back the clock with Khumbula

    Law student Andile Biyana, fashion student David Maledimo and accounting student Bafana Mthembu form part of the fashion collective Khumbula based in Braamfontein. An ensemble of young creatives, priding themselves with the beauty of their continent and aim to showcase the art & science of craftsmanship in Africa. Here is what Andile Biyana had to… Read more »

  • The Winter Soldier by Mads Nørgaard

    “Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens A SoldierMuse and Mads Nørgaard collaboration exploring the light of Spring with a focus on the warmth and contrast of the sunlight and awakening of the Winter soldier. The series was photographed on the stretch… Read more »

  • 2 many siblings – a duo composition of style and art enthusiasts

    2manysiblings is collaborative project by Velma Rossa and Papa Petite. A duo of brother & sister from East Africa, Kenya, enthusiastic about art, style and visual expression. Their Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook pages showcase their personal style, how it is evolving and culture a visual mapping of their travels. We are excited to showcase some of their… Read more »

  • Gabrielle Kannemeyer, Stylist

    Gabrielle Kannemeyer is a South African artist and turned fashion stylist. Represented by Infidels, Kannemeyer has worked on a variety of projects and campaigns for local and international clients, namely Puma, Mr Price, Teaser Magazine. Kannemeyer also worked on the amazing series of the talented South African menswear fashion designer Lukhanyo Mdingi‘s Iridescence collection in 2014, it was photographed… Read more »

  • DUNE MUSE by Gabriella Pereira Achadinha

    Gabriella Pereira Achadinha has made a name for herself as a photographer in Cape Town. Her subject matter is mostly portraiture, fashion and landscapes while her style of shooting is deeply rooted in analogue photography and the modern appreciation of the vintage look. Gabriella’s photographs are aesthetically pleasing and the mood is often nostalgic or even… Read more »

  • Inspiration: Rharha Nembhard aka Drone Goddess