"I didn't really know the depth of my work or what my art was capable of doing to people, until...''
I didn't really know the depth of my work or what my art was capable of doing to people, until last night. We had the opening of our group show last night for the 'Photography Now' at The Brick Lane Gallery, in London, United Kingdom.
My series, titled 'Thoughts In A Suitcase,' was the most powerful body of work I have ever produced. The series consists of 7 images (2 A1s and 5 A2s) as well as two short films. During the show, I met these two beautiful Italian girls, one of them, named Julia, was one of the photographers who was also exhibiting. Julia and her friend, Luna Rizzo, were the two amongst the few that cried after watching my films. Later that night, one of the photographers, somewhere in his mid-40s, asked me to replay it. He was very touched as well.I later then had a chat with the manager and one of the staff members about the series and they ended up having tears run down their faces too. This was a very emotional moment for me and I will forever be grateful for the life that the Almighty has given me. I was very proud to have come this far with my work and to have also represented both Galeshewe and South Africa abroad. It has been a very painful journey, but I am proud to say that I have no regrets whatsoever. Even though I miss my family, creative partners, business partners, homies and the old people back home. The day when you realize that other people's lives depend on your art/creativity/work/calling etc. is the day you will stop being mediocre, and start creating art that has more substance.
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