Thursday, September 20, 2012

Prison state of mind, Johannesburg prison a Place of new beginnings is the welcoming note at the gate as we enter to watch a play titled serious fun, wich was performed by female inmates.
The women gathered inside the female-section recreation hall look healthy happy and well maintained with their fancy hairstyles, Manicured nails. As mothers and fathers with friends and family joined by members of the public fill the hall with anticipation the mood becomes somber.
"Prison is not a place for women Lerato look at how pretty and honest they look says a distraught male friend”. In our country many women find themselves incarcerated for various reasons ,some crimes of passion ,some fraud, but many for drug trafficking sad but true many women from all over the world fill prisons of the world to the brim after finding themselves victims of the quick cash syndrome .my visit to the sun city prison in Naturena was an eye opener I mean i never want to find myself behind bars I value my "freedom" too much but as we all know shit happens(touch wood),but one thing I noticed at the prison is the unity amongst the sisters, its just un-ignorable, they do each others hair nails they sing and laugh together and they also get involved in each others rehabilitation and I doubt the same could be said about their male counterparts.
Inmates who are now teary while performing ask for forgiveness by reading letters  to their parents and children giving their side of the story on how they landed up behind bars. Most of these women got arrested for drug trafficking and Fraud.
 A sobbing Lindiwe Dlamini gets encouraged by the director to tell her story as she stops and sobs at the sight of her children and Family, as she tells how the pursuit for the “It life” Landed her behind bars wishing she knew then what she knows now, Her prison family consoles her and encourage her to go on, she apologises to her Kids for the time she is missing in raising them, thanks her mother for supporting her in her time of need.
They sing and dance traditional and modern songs like one big family honouring the title of mothers and women, but also heading a message to the government to address social issues especially those affecting the youth of this nation.
The next week they repeated the play to their fellow inmates in the prison quad, the mood was lighter as all the women there had their own story to tell of how they landed behind bars, but the prison audience was supportive ,encouraging and showered their friends on stage with compliments

To me these were not hardened criminals but women who could be contributing to bettering our country by working at their careers and raising their children to be responsible adults, but this goes to show that if you do the crime it does not matter how small you have to do the time, fortunately for these women their time is spent rehabilitating and planning their future outside the prison

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

people potraits and feelings

photography keeps me sane,helps me digest things ,helps me to just see things differently,you know it makes me look for beauty in everything and everyone hence i love making pictures of people all kinds of people,I also see lots of shadows do u know  how the photographer in me will process those ,yep into silhouettes,when people evoke passion in me and arouse my confidence i use movement as i dont fear i trust that the  feeling wont lead me astray and i jsut fly with the feeling .Making pictures  helps me  meet people from all walks of life, but to also distance myself from those i find too much, also not to say a word when i find a need not to, so these are just random shoots i made of different people in different situations but all normal stuff to the naked eye.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Elle rising star fashion whoop

And the winner is  Jane Elizabeth Kotze for the
Elle rising star award, since it was given to a rising star i must say they were many stars for me the 3 who never won the judges hearts but had mine on a platter where Ruan Jooste whose clothes were ramp but functional his show was dramatic with a model walking on with a  waist coat and walking off with a trench coat,A lady after my heart was Gabrielle Lily Darne with her grey but colourfull collection and bold jewellery i liked her range cause you could see she worked with crafters to create her line, the line fused between winter wear and spring really liked the bangles wonder where i can get 3 .Sindiso Khumalo was the only black at the party and she really represented liked her colour art printed dresses hers i would wear on a daily her clothes are the kind that the whole neighbourhood would wear only because no one could walk past them in the mr price isle well done girl. the clothes were fresh the goody bags minimal ,went backstage the room was small but the make up artists and models were in a trance of their own , swift and on the ball ,as usual at the photographers stand we had our share of bullies so i became invisible ,now the stuff worth writting about the after party at the shine studios 2nd floor(were the show also was only on the 1st floor) was off the hook weird how you watch a crowd move from sober to wet, ya ne the vine waters they loosen up the people.was great to see thee blogger skattie what are u wearing looking uber stylish and very good looking i must add his picture is on with Filipe. Millie makes me smile i wonder why? she spoke to me mistook me for someone else but we introduced ourselves made my evening', stupid i know lol .all thats well ends well then off to the kitchen we the point hey luckily i have pictures to tell a more elaborate story and Iris the girl in the mirror, thanks for being sooooo much fun sorry they stole your special goody bag from mr price hade bade.

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Ruan Jooste

Filipe &the elle lady

bonang  matheba silhouette


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