Another cool kid white boy hanging in the slums yo.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
"The other aspect of this body of work is gender / racial dynamics represented by the imagery. Why is it un pc to take a beautiful European white girl dressed in beautiful European clothing into an area which is culturally unique, with its normally negatively presented landscape in a more beautiful and positive manner. I think I have taken an area which I saw beauty in and presented it in an visually appealing way. I am trying to show the beautiful side and that it is accessible to people besides from those that live there"
This 'work' is called Kayelitsha in Colour (really) and is by a Joburg based photographer called Chris Saunders. Read what he has to say about it here, though the above quotation pretty much sums up his lack of sensitivity, insight and intelligence. High five for using a "beautiful white girl" in "beautiful European clothes" to make Kayelitsha positive.
Speaking of vomiting in my mouth a bit, look what he has to say about female sexuality in South Africa's favourite 'youth' magazine. I was asked to show a woman having an orgasm, so I figured I'd put a mask on her so you can't see her face.