DEAD TOWN Photo Showcase presents Johannesburg photographer, Andile Buka. The in-depth video takes a close look at the documentary photographers work as they visit his studio, talk about shooting exclusively on film, his process and influences, as well as the city itself and his journey to where he is today.
The video was created by Ryan Jarrett and Cale Waddacor. Filmed in May 2017.
Andile Buka was born in Soweto, raised in Orange Farm, and currently lives and works in Johannesburg city. His portfolio includes street, fashion and portraiture photography, with a client base including Levi’s,adidas and Superga. Known for shooting medium format, as well as 35mm, Buka captures his subjects in an honest and personal way, with a great eye for composition and tone.
His first monograph, Crossing Strangers (2015), was published by MNK Press in Japan and launched at the Tokyo Book Fair. Recently, Buka was invited to participate in the New York Times’ 5th Annual Portfolio Review.
He has exhibited his work in Asia, America and Europe, and plans to launch a solo exhibition soon. Meet more creatives on DEAD TOWN.
launched in January 2017 by Cale Waddacor, the platform aims to highlight the works of talented South African photographers who capture images using analogue cameras.
With a focus on street and documentary as well fashion, lifestyle, portraiture and landscape photography, we hope to create an intriguing blog with interviews, as well as print publications and vivid exhibitions.
Since the inception, multiple features have been posted, including interviews with Kent Andreasen, Gabriella Achadinha, Duran Levinson, Albert Retief and Matt Kay. Other posts include picture round-ups from the Instagram feed, a look at the greater legends of the local photographic landscape, book publications and zines, as well as an in-depth video interview with Andile Buka.
The next goal is to create a group exhibition and photo zine.