Photographing the Apocalypse

Brutalism, Concrete, Sci-Fi Dystopia, High Contrast, Fantastic Realism... all of these words can be used to describe Khojastehpay's work. Despite those dark evocations, I also find release in these images. A final realisation of "where I am", a content resignation. Almost as if he's released us from the fear of the Apocalypse and welcomes us into it.

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TATTOO ARTIST FEATURE: WESLEY VON BLERK

This is the first of many tattoo features I'll be doing. Wes is one of the many young talents Johannnesburg and South Africa have to offer.  Wes is based at Handstyle Tattoos. Home to Ross Hallam, Paul Collocott and of course Wes. 

I would recommend any of the artists at Handstyle. They're great quality, good service and sometimes Lighthouse Family plays  in the radio, but dont let that stop you. 

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FEMINISATION OF MENS FASHION - SHEER SHIRTS

SHEER SHIRTS: In the medieval times, men wore flouncy blouses, high heels, skirts etc. It was only as fashion and religion and consequently people became more prudish that our wardrobes more restrained.

Not that that’s a terrible thing; much of men’s more simple fashions have made designers more creative, and detailing has become such an art.... however 

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FEMINISATION OF MENS FASHION: TIGHTS

TIGHTS:  Now this is hardly new, but I do notice that men in South Africa have been taking their time in embracing them. I am not surprised, but I do hope that you guys reading this will maybe consider this item as a part of your wardrobe.

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FEMINISATION OF MENS FASHION: NAIL POLISH

One of the things you might notice when doing nails, hair or anything else historically female, is that these things are hard. We have made women primp, pluck, paint, polish, perfect themselves for the male gaze. Its stupid and something that will not go away without some awareness. So if thats the only thing you learn from attempting to paint your nails, or do your hair more than a comb over, thats good enough for me

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