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Oh Wow! – Painterly Photographs, Acrylic Nail Sculptures and an Upcoming Artist Book.

As part of this week’s edition of Oh Wow! we have some beautifully expressive black and white photographs, sculptures created using thousands of acrylic nails, beaded handbags made by Kenyan craftswomen and a cheerful balloon animal store window display.

 

ONEThe Chiaroscuro photographed by Travys Owen for HUF Magazine. Extra credits: Hair & Make up: Tina Hoffmann Stylist: Martine Reurings  Model: Giannina @ 20 Management

 

The Chiaroscuro, photography by Travys Owen for HUF Magazine (8)

The Chiaroscuro, photography by Travys Owen for HUF Magazine (9)

The Chiaroscuro, photography by Travys Owen for HUF Magazine (7)

 

TWO – Selected works from Frances Goodman’s Nail Her exhibition, now showing at the Goodman Gallery.

 

Suzaan Heyns in collaboration with Frances Goodman - 'Melusina'

Suzaan Heyns in collaboration with Frances Goodman – ‘Melusina’

'Pearl Frisson' and 'Devil in Disguise'

‘Pearl Frisson’ and ‘Devil in Disguise’

'Ophiophillia' detail

‘Ophiophillia’ detail

Installation view

Installation view

 

THREE – A selection of works by Maaike Bakker which are currently being exhibited at Salon 91’s group show, Gravity.

 

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FOUR – Artisanal Missibaba handbags made by Maasai beadwork craftswomen from Kenya. The limited edition range is available exclusively at Missibaba’s newly opened store in Birdhaven, Johannesburg.

 

Missibaba Kenya Beaded Collection (1)

Missibaba Kenya Beaded Collection (3)

Missibaba Kenya Beaded Collection (6)

Missibaba Kenya Beaded Collection (2)

Missibaba Kenya Beaded Collection (5)

 

FIVESpace Invasion, a sneak peek into an upcoming artist book by Kirsten Sims.

 

'Space Invasion' by Kirsten Sims (2)

'Space Invasion' by Kirsten Sims (1)

 

SIXOnna-Musha, a fashion story styled by Lesiba Mabitsela and photographed by Frank van der Elst.

See the full shoot and credits here.

 

‘Onna-Musha’ photographed by Frank van der Elst (13)

‘Onna-Musha’ photographed by Frank van der Elst (12)

‘Onna-Musha’ photographed by Frank van der Elst (14)

 

SEVEN – AngloGold Ashanti AuDITIONS Fashion Film by ANDREA•GWYNN, featuring the 2014 Celestial Origins collection of jewellery.

 

 

EIGHT – An ambient tactical idea by Y&R for the launch of the Johannesburg Zoo’s newest exhibit, Animals of the Amazon.

 

A novel ambient tactical idea by Y&R for the launch of Johannesburg Zoo's newest exhibit entitled 'Animals of the Amazon' (1)

A novel ambient tactical idea by Y&R for the launch of Johannesburg Zoo's newest exhibit entitled 'Animals of the Amazon' (2)

 

NINE – The current Afraid of Mice window display.

 

Afraid of Mice - Window Display (4)

Afraid of Mice - Window Display (2)

Afraid of Mice - Window Display (3)

 

TEN – A few more pieces from Shaun Swainland‘s ongoing Ten Minute Type Project.

 

Shaun Swainland - The Ten Minute Type Project

Shaun Swainland - The Ten Minute Type Project

Shaun Swainland - The Ten Minute Type Project

Shaun Swainland - The Ten Minute Type Project

 

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