Floral Anointing – A Fashion Photo Series by Katlego Edgar Magano

Following the death of his uncle, Katlego Edgar Magano started writing a poem that spoke to his uncle’s transition to a higher place, a poem entitled Floral Anointing.

It was during this time that Katlego became inspired by flowers and how they pass through certain phases with very little appreciation and recognition, which is when he decided to partner with photographer, Kevin Radebe, to create this photo series.

Kevin was able to perfectly transform Katlego’s words and pain into a series of floral-inspired images. Ntando Ngwenya, Pieter Wake, and Sihle Masango also all played key roles in bringing this project to life.

Floral anointing

The time has come,
With your heart on your selves,
Your mind within the clouds,
For a new
The time has come,
With your eyes crystal clear,
Your feet firmly rooted within the soil,
For a new
A new time has come
For you
To take the seat,
For you to be
To take the seat
For you to flourish
For a new
You who have the present
Those who have the past
Have all come and gone
The time has come
For a new
You who has the will
Those who will strengthen you
Have had comfort in knowing
The wisdom of the past,
The acknowledgement of the present
The hope of the future
For a new
The time has come
For a new
A new Day
A new King!

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