Kristel Fourie works as a researcher in disaster risk studies at the North-West University. She enjoys taking pictures as a hobby and looks for the overlooked things and the untold tales in life to photograph. Kristel argues that something doesn't always have to make a pretty picture to tell a story. A lover of Jean Pierre Cartier, she believes that photography capture the realness in life when it is not posed and tell a compelling story right from its subject. It is then up to the person behind the camera to make sure to seek out the moments when it is most real and most honest and capture that. Also because of this perspective Kristel is said to never take ‘nice pictures’ of friends and family because ‘they are never ready’ but to her those are the most precious pictures, when someone is their true, happy or sad or mad self. She hopes you enjoy this series.
Thato Motana is a 27 year old theological aesthetic; born and based in the capital city of Limpopo - Polokwane, South Africa. He is a self-taught artist, and has been practicing fine arts since 2016. He has lately showcased his work in a group exhibition at the Polokwane Art Museum. To be an honour to his artistry; by naming one but not least, the Art Bank of South Africa is a collector of his work.