Print and Book Art
A City Refracted
Hardcover ISBN: 1431421642
2013 Winner of the Ernest Cole Award With a foreword by Leon de Kock Johannesburg’s inner city has, since the mining town’s formation, served as the first stop for new arrivals. As such it has always been vibrant and in a constant state of flux. I initially started photographing the area in the nineties when racial segregation laws were being lifted and black South Africans had begun moving from the outlying townships to the city. A monograph of my black-and-white images from that period, The Inner City, was published by Ravan Press in 2000. The essay documents the period in which the city shifted from a whites-only precinct to a vibrant mixed-race area. It was the first South African urban area to suggest the possible realisation of Nelson Mandela’s dream for an integrated society. During the past two decades, simultaneous to white people vacating the inner city, increasingly the area has become home to new immigrants from all over Africa. Certain districts and blocks of flats are now dominated by Nigerians, Ghanaians and Somalis. Much of the physical infrastructure from the apartheid era remains. However, the new occupants have adapted the structures to their way of life and culture. Johannesburg is a unique city. It is made up of separate communities that differ greatly in terms of wealth, education, race and cultural background. The city is a stark reflection of the country’s social polarisation and in many ways refutes the dream of a rainbow nation. For example, many residents living in the suburbs of Johannesburg have not ventured into the inner city since the mid-1990s and vice versa. The reason for returning my attention to this area is not just to document external changes. The city’s increasing social polarisations have resulted in me being an outsider in a neighbourhood that is less than 10 minutes’ drive from my home. This has allowed me to transform my engagement with the subject from the viewpoint of the local to that of the foreigner. It has become necessary for me to hire a bodyguard in order to pursue my photographic work freely in this area. The title reflects both the lack of racial integration within the city as well as the photographic approach. I too am an immigrant to Johannesburg, moving from Cape Town in the eighties. I was drawn by the edgy realism that mirrored the fast pace of social and political change that was taking place within the country at that time. This body of work, A City Refracted, echoes my altered vision ? both photographically as well as in my view of the country’s future.
Five Ways to Lead
Paperback ISBN: 1626564566
Over and over, Karen and Henry Kimsey-House's clients told them that they found traditional, top-down models of leadership to be divisive and isolating, that they would welcome a more inclusive, holistic approach. So this book begins with a new and expanded definition of leadership: “Leaders are those who are responsible for their world.
Color Your Own Wall Art Botanicals
25 Color-by-number Designs
Paperback ISBN: 150720034x
Create gorgeous botanical art to transform any space! Bring 25 pieces of art to vibrant life with Color Your Own Wall Art Botanicals. The beauty of this book is in the artistic process as well as the finished piece. First, use our carefully selected color key to color and shade lush peonies, feathery ferns, flowering cacti, and more. Then, frame your work to add a personal touch to the walls of your home or office. There's no worrying about selecting the wrong colors with our carefully curated color palette. And you can personalize your pieces by experimenting with color intensity and shading. These black-and-white botanical illustrations are the perfect blend of inspiration and customization. Add the beauty of the outdoors to your indoor space with Color Your Own Wall Art Botanicals.
The Great Artists Collection
Paperback ISBN: 1464302731
The Great Artists Collection is one of a series of gift packs containing a 64-page paperback book in a lavish folder with 6 free ready-to-frame 8 x 10 prints. Each book features a biography of each artist, looking at their life and their legacy, and useful fact boxes talk about the artists 'Great Works' and include fascinating information to improve the reader's knowledge of each artist. A fabulous gift pack which includes a 64-page paperback book and 6 ready-to-frame keepsake 8 x 10 prints on one of the world's most recognized artists!
Hardcover ISBN: 377572673x
A Strange New Beauty
Hardcover ISBN: 1633450058
Disney Movie Posters
From Steamboat Willie to Inside Out
Hardcover ISBN: 1423199014
Anyone who has ever seen a Disney movie knows that the iconic images are beautifully conveyed via the magnificent posters. The tone of the movie and the full range of emotions we experience in seeing the film are often captured in a single poster. After having seen and experienced a wonderful Disney motion picture, the mere sight of the poster can bring back the feelings of having taken the journey by watiching the film. Disney Movie Posters is a tribute to those posters, which tell the story both before and after we see the movie. Disney Movie Posters have been an important part of the motion picture process since Disney began making motion pictures. Not only are they eye-catching pieces of artwork, they are also designed to entice the movie-going audience. From Steamboat Willie, to Frozen and countless movies in between, Disney Movie Posters have been an important part of the films themselves. Disney shorts, animated movies, live action movies and Pixar movies can be remembered and honored by the posters that so efficently capture the magic of the film.