chocolatnegro

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    Announcement    Welcome to Chocolat Negro,

    I am an artist, designer and the publisher of the online magazine "The Mdantsane Way".

    Mdantsane is the second biggest township in South Africa, that was created under the Apartheid Regime in 1962 as a settlement for cheap African labor needed for industrial development sites in the region.
    Today it is an African, unique, eclectic and vibrant place.
    The Mdantsane Way is a new kind of online magazine: authentic, personal and interactive, with engaging long-form storytelling. It is a journal profiling and documenting the second biggest township in South Africa-which to us means narrative with a strong sense of place, character or time. We’ve run stories about the Nelson Mandela Day in Mdantsane, being a mother, woman and a poet writing in Isixhosa and about the only Old Age Home in Mdantsane.
    We believe in the power of positive journalism and we are known for our street photography and our series of short movies, that we publish through the magazine.
    If you are interested come and visit us at.

    www.mdantsaneway.com

    This store features my Mixed Media Art, Fine Art Photography, Photographic Installations, African Themed Photography from my different series, and a selection of natural history inspired specimen prints.

    I love color and expressive form. And I hope that my shops brings you a little of that rich and creative spirit that is influencing my life every day.

    You can see the treasuries in which my items have been featured here:
    http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/chocolatnegro

    For news, updates and more information about me and my work, and where my inspiration comes from, please have a look the following websites and my blogs:

    http://www.chocolat-negro.com

    http://www.chocolattnegro.blogspot.com ( a design and lifestyle blog)
    http://www.lucyandisa.com ( a website about my fiber and mixed media art)
    http://www.chocolatnegro.wordpress.com ( a blog about Mali and Development Work)

    Shipping from South Africa to most overseas destinations takes between 14 -21 days. Sometimes it can be a little longer.

    To see my recycled design range go to my other store "Chocolat Negro Recycled Design and Art" on etsy at:

    http://www.koenigottokars.etsy.com

    Thank you for visiting

    Announcement

    Welcome to Chocolat Negro,

    I am an artist, designer and the publisher of the online magazine "The Mdantsane Way".

    Mdantsane is the second biggest township in South Africa, that was created under the Apartheid Regime in 1962 as a settlement for cheap African labor needed for industrial development sites in the region.
    Today it is an African, unique, eclectic and vibrant place.
    The Mdantsane Way is a new kind of online magazine: authentic, personal and interactive, with engaging long-form storytelling. It is a journal profiling and documenting the second biggest township in South Africa-which to us means narrative with a strong sense of place, character or time. We’ve run stories about the Nelson Mandela Day in Mdantsane, being a mother, woman and a poet writing in Isixhosa and about the only Old Age Home in Mdantsane.
    We believe in the power of positive journalism and we are known for our street photography and our series of short movies, that we publish through the magazine.
    If you are interested come and visit us at.

    www.mdantsaneway.com

    This store features my Mixed Media Art, Fine Art Photography, Photographic Installations, African Themed Photography from my different series, and a selection of natural history inspired specimen prints.

    I love color and expressive form. And I hope that my shops brings you a little of that rich and creative spirit that is influencing my life every day.

    You can see the treasuries in which my items have been featured here:
    http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/chocolatnegro

    For news, updates and more information about me and my work, and where my inspiration comes from, please have a look the following websites and my blogs:

    http://www.chocolat-negro.com

    http://www.chocolattnegro.blogspot.com ( a design and lifestyle blog)
    http://www.lucyandisa.com ( a website about my fiber and mixed media art)
    http://www.chocolatnegro.wordpress.com ( a blog about Mali and Development Work)

    Shipping from South Africa to most overseas destinations takes between 14 -21 days. Sometimes it can be a little longer.

    To see my recycled design range go to my other store "Chocolat Negro Recycled Design and Art" on etsy at:

    http://www.koenigottokars.etsy.com

    Thank you for visiting

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    About chocolatnegro

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    Chocolat's Imaginarium

    I am designer and photographer. My passion is street photography. I am the publisher of The Mdantsane Way Magazine, an online magazine profiling the second biggest township in South Africa, that was established under the apartheid regime in 1962 as a settlement for cheap African labor coming from the rural areas needed for industrial development in the region.

    The greatest influence in my life was my uncle, the scientist and street photographer Dr.Juergen Schlichting. He gave me my first camera when I was six years old. He taught me something, that is so precious to me that I can not describe it. The eye to see!
    It is not about the camera and gadgets, it is the inner eye, that creates the image. It is your own perception, that allows you to see and to capture the moment.
    As he said:" The decisive moment is always there, but you have to see it. And this demands a presence in the now and a certain consciousness of yourself and the relations you have with others."

    My mentor died at 46 years of age, when I was only a young girl but I still work with his camera and the same darkroom he used when he started taking pictures as a boy. I inherited his entire outstanding photographic work and I have found the courage just recently to curate it as he wanted it after his images have rested for more than two decades in a cupboard.

    So, my story is a story of great memories, that sometimes hurt, working for an ideal that I have set for myself, namely to become a better person little by little, day after day. It's a story of passion, a love for life and the people who share it with me. I live in Africa, the continent I love most in this world, a place that gives me the opportunity to stay enchanted and to SEE things everyday. I am at my best here in Africa

    My images come from a place that I call Chocolat's Imaginarium.
    To create photographic installatons is a way for me to dive deep into the realm of fantasy. Contradiction? No.

    When fantasy is seen as reality then life becomes exciting. More exciting.

    The Imaginarium is not a space but rather another universe, inclusive in character. There, everything and anything is possible, anytime and everywhere, and at the same moment as well. The illusion of time does not exist.
    The vehicle that drives you through the imaginarium is your mind ( in this case my mind) and the capacity to see before it happens. Speed and destination are always determined by you, but both can slip out of your control occasionally.
    But it is always you alone to decide if you want to get out or hoover for a while over a place.
    And, ah yeah, I forgot to say in the imaginarium you can feel no guilt.

    Do you get dirty ? A tiny little bit only.

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