Photographer Ed Suter concludes the 2014 InAWE Artist Residency Programme. Throughout 2014, Cape Town’s year as World Design Capital, a total of eight local creatives stayed in one of InAWE Stays’ self-catering cottages in the city centre, while working on a piece inspired by their surroundings.
During his stay here, Ed decided to use Cape Town as a backdrop for a photo story titled Arrivals and Departures. Ed has always been inspired by the energy of cities and these photographs, shot on film and digital, tell the story of a young trumpeter making the move from a small village to the Mother City. Ed, two models dressed in Bantu Wear and one assistant travelled around Mamre, Philidelphia, Elsies River and the CBD to shoot in wheat and canola fields, on an old school bus and at a block of flats, and the results are just as enchanting as the 60s jazz records that inspired this series.
Arrivals and Departures by Ed Suter, for the InAWE Residency:
Previous artists at the InAWE Residency included Fort Rixon, Lucie de Moyencourt, Sebastian Borckenhagen, Danielle Clough, Michael Chandler, Jody Paulsen and Laura Windvogel. Visit the InAWE Residency series page to see what they made.
Nokia, a brand synonymous with visual storytelling, provided a Lumia 1520 which the artists have used to complement their creative process and document their stay. Ed Suter used the phone when he was scouting locations and props, instantly capturing and reviewing high quality images on the large screen. All the InAWE Residency videos shot by Josh Hayman were also made possible by Nokia.
To book accommodation at InAWE Stays, visit their website.