all images by Craig Fraser.
Everyone has eyes on South Africa and the World Cup right now, so I thought I’d share the work of the amazing South African photographer, Craig Fraser, and promote his beautiful book Shack Chic!
‘This book started out as an attempt to photograph interior decoration in one or two roomed shacks. It proved to be hugely inspiring and resulted in a richly layered experience and a book which exceeded my expectations. The warmth with which we were received gave me a whole new perspective on my idea of community and home. The images are but one aspect. The poetry, interviews, quotes, history, background pieces and graphic design all weave together to go some way to conveying the true texture of the experience’ – Craig Fraser
For me, this is pure eye candy. Coming from Brazil, I know as a fact that people living in the most modest places can combine color and simplicity with much charm indeed. Someday I plan to do a project just like this in my native home. It’s been in my mind for years to photograph people living in mud homes & shanty towns across Brazil.
For now, enjoy this beautiful insight on South African culture and explore Craig Fraser‘s fantastic work!
June 25, 2010