AVA are a boutique digital agency who strive to connect brands to their fans through film, animation, motion graphics & designs. Here are a few favourite recent projects and behind-the-scenes perspectives on their work and values.
Author: Aryn Guiney
DEAD TOWN focuses solely on South African analogue film photography and aims to showcase the medium’s continued healthy presence.
Jesse Navarre Vos has made a selection of his photographs and has added some background to each image, giving us new insights into his craft and perspectives.
Luke Mateman is a graphic designer and illustrator who selected a few of his favourite works and gave us some background into their meaning and significance.
Feral Child, an animation and illustration studio based in Durban, hand-picks pieces to showcase their skills and portfolio of work and talks us through each of them for a behind-the-scenes view on their origins.
Justin Dingwall explores the aesthetics of albinism and vitiligo through photographic essays.
Tomayia Colvin is the woman behind a first ever photography conference for black photographers.
Sizakele Marutlulle will be giving a talk at Leaderex, as part of CreativeMornings, which is a global breakfast lecture series serving local creative communities in over 180 cities. They are free to attend and typically feature an inspiring talk and breakfast. This Johannesburg event will be held on 4 September, from 8:30 […]
Gender fluidity and fashion Julian Oldenburg and Ruan Eloff created an alternative take on the traditional fashion shoot in a recent college assignment. Julian is a student at the Orms’ Cape Town School of Photography (CTSP), which aims to be an “incubator for photographic brilliance and a nurturer of an innovative […]
Following on our earlier feature and an interview on SABC Africa, Karabo Maila was encouraged to create Chapter Two of the photographic series aimed at breaking the stigma on albinism. The foundation of the story is still the same, sparked when one of the photographer’s female friends confided that she […]
His and Hers Jams is proud to present the third annual “Women And Art” event that will take place on the 26th of August at the Eyethu Life Style Centre in Soweto. This year’s theme is the powerful and relevant “The People Against Abuse”. The event aims to showcase the best […]
Bianca Buisman is a freelance documentary photographer, art director and designer with a passion for music and exploring. As young girl she was obsessed with capturing every little thing as she did not trust her memory. She was convinced that if she didn’t save every moment on film, it would […]
Side Hustlers is a new company, launching on the 25th of August. They are positioning themselves as a content hub, providing support for black creatives. Their aims include being a space where content has a dedicated platform and where members can house and publish their work. Also in the pipeline […]
Chené Schoeman, currently studying Communication Design at Rhodes, shared with us where she’s at and where she’s headed… You’re an Honours student and already building up your portfolio. Are you branching out into commercial work? As I am in the final year of my degree, our workload is greater now […]
Ndivhu Mushanganyisi is a filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg. The subject matter of her stills images is diverse and ranges from clean, minimalist portraits to smoky and evocative scenes captured at live performances. Glimpses into the city by night and grainy street views are other elements found in her […]