Cape Town HOLI ONE Colour Festival - Between 10 and 5

Cape Town HOLI ONE Colour Festival

Damien Schumann


Inspired by the original Holi Festival in India, Colour Festivals have travelled around the world and the 2nd of March 2013 will be the launch of the first in South Africa.


Seed Experiences is bringing the Cape Town HOLI ONE Colour Festival to the Grand Parade where clouds of brightly coloured powder will fill the air at a countdown every hour from 2pm to music by a line-up of SA’s biggest DJs.


Photographer Damien Schumann has travelled through Africa and the Middle East to produce hard-hitting and thought-provoking documentary photography. In 2011 he was recognised as one of Mail & Guardians top 200 Young South Africans, and won an artist residency in Brazil at the Instituto Sacatar. As the official photographer for HOLI ONE, he will be covering the entire event including behind the scenes, and the pre and post production process.


As part of the pre-production, sample powder colours needed to be tested and so Damien teamed up with stylist Amy Rusch and model Bianka Hartenstein to create this series of photographs experimenting with the concept of transformation.


The images are currently being used as inspiration for entries into a contest by Seed Experiences. For the competition, followers of the event’s¬†Facebook page¬†have been called to submit their own visual interpretation of transformation, in exchange for a chance to win tickets and festival-related prizes.¬†The best entries will be posted to their page and voted for. Find more competition details here.


Image credits:


Photographer – Damien Schumann

Stylist – Amy Rusch

Model – Bianka Hartenstein


Find out more about the festival on the Facebook event page. And find out about the Joburg festival happening in April here.


Damien Schumann

Damien Schumann

Damien Schumann

Damien Schumann

Damien Schumann

Damien Schumann




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  1. kelly says:

    do you have any spare tickets by some miracle

  2. Marco says:

    Hey id like to know what the prizes are if there’s a prize for the first people that finish the run…???

  3. It was great experience celebrating holi last year. This year Holi Celebration in India is about to celebrate on 17th March 2014