Afro-Vintage Time Machine at SUPAFRIK this Saturday!
7PM to 11PM at *Hotshot | 181 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market, Toronto Contact: 416.979.7574 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you being a part of SUPAFRIK! The launch party was amazing but we’re not done yet! SUPAFRIK is as much about looking forward as it is about honoring the past. This Saturday, Hotshot will be transformed into a 1960s Bamako photo studio to honor the seminal works of Malian photographers Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe. You might already be familiar with some of their iconic photographs or you may have come across the shoots they have inspired such as these:
Photographer Naz Tana and designer Chinedu Ukabam have come together to collaborate on the Afro-Vintage Time Machine. With Naz’s impulsive eye behind the lens and Chinedu handling the creative direction and digital projections, their aim is to create timeless photo prints in the style of the Malian masters with you as the subject. Funky 60s Afro-music will serve as the soundtrack to the shoot. The Afro-Vintage Time Machine will conclude with an unveiling of the portrait series next week and the photo exhibition will remain in the gallery for the duration of the SUPAFRIK pop-up. Monalisa who? This is all about YOU!
Style Notes: You are highly encouraged to come decked out in your finest 60s vintage/ vintage-inspired outfit. Alternatively you can also wear all white and we can have fun with digital pattern projection. A selection of vintage clothing will also be on hand but we cannot guarantee a full range of styles and sizes. The photographs in the album below provide a good reference point:
The Photoshoot Party takes place from 7PM to 11PM
Entrance Fee: $20. Spot reservations are welcome.
*Due to time constraints we can only take about 30 subjects
** There will be alcohol on the premises so its a grown-ups only event.
About Naz and Chi
Naz Tana is a photographer often known to react gracefully on the fly, capturing unique scenarios. Going to a situation unscripted is a mark of his creative vitality. Naz is inspired by the historical significance of imagery and maintains a contagious curiosity for innovation in the development of visual art. He has worked for L’Oreal, Ford Artist, Elmer Olson, NY Voice, Sway, Metric, NOW and numerous other ad agencies in Toronto and NYC.
Chinedu Ukabam is a self-taught graphic and fashion designer with an eye for subtle re-interpretation. He draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of African culture as well as hip-hop and classic British style. His Chinedesign lanel have been featured in magazines such as Eye Weekly and Sway, on television shows such as Entertainment Tonight, and Da Kink and in films such as Charles Officer’s “Nurse.Fighter.Boy”. After a two year hiatus from fashion design, Chinedu recently returned with the well-received “Afrotropolis” collection.