For this week on our ‘People to Follow’ we have compiled a list of 5 creatives to follow on your instagram account.
The selection for this week is inspired by art, photography, fashion and the street culture. So here it is; 5 Local Creatives to Follow on Instagram this Week:
@karabo_poppy – Karabo Poppy Moletsane
Bio: Award winning illustrator designer and street artist
Karabo Poppy Moletsane is a well-known illustrator and designer who uses her creative work to tell the South African story. The series of her work brings together inspiration from local cultures, global influences and historical connection. She was selected as one of the seven winners of the “Are You With Us?” T-shirt design competition run by Woolworths and US musician Pharrell Williams. She has done work with Sho’t Left, She has been selected as one of the mentors who will go on to co-create Vodacom’s masterpiece artwork for Orlando Towers. And she recently collaborated with Nike South Africa to do illustration work for Air Max 30th anniversary Celebration (Air Max Month). Checking out her feed you will get a step closer to her work, places she travels, food she enjoys and other stuff she does for fun.
@NelsonMakamo – Nelson Makamo
Bio: Profiling the unusual
Nelson Makamo as an artist is a quiet story teller, Makoma is particularly talented at portraying childhood; the myriad numbers existing in the face of crazy social probabilities, who are able to keep moving and operating in such an existence in any case intrigue his work. He has an extraordinary capability of capturing the vibe of the urban world around us.
He started off his artistic career working with monotypes alongside DKW printer Jillian Ross in 2011. The technique lends itself to themes of memory and remembering. He works mainly with portraiture and titles allude to everyday experiences and fleeting moments. His monotypes make use of “ghost” printing, which is when a second print is made from the left-over ink from the first pull. The result is much more translucent and can be worked into more than before. Makamo is currently working together with Dj Black Coffee and Laduma Ngxokolo bringing together a Fashion, Art, Music Academy (FAM). His feed is all about his work.
@fredxxvii – Fred Kayembe
Bio: a grape among grapefruit
Fred is well known for his past duties as editor and contributor for Hype Magazine and the TV work. Fred is currently working with Monster Energy and doing more stuff on the other hand. He is no stranger to the culture, the hip hop scene and tv industry. Once in a while, he does share dope shots and interesting stories on his insta feed.
@jabu__kiing – Jabu Nkosi
Bio: Simple. Less is more
Jabu is a talented photographer and his work says it all. His work is unique and you will notice a number of shots that appears on his feed or portfolio. His focus is on portraits, people in general, fashion, places and landscapes.
@hakesy_vet_ket – Hayden Manuel
Bio: Destiny Man 40 Most Powerful Under 40. Nightmare In Nike Air. Art Thug. Culture Nerd
Hayden also known as Hake$y, is a sneaker enthusiast, also regarded as one of SA’s leading experts on indigenous street culture.