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Geoffrey paints it the African way with a lense

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DIMPHO LEGORENG

Local upcoming photographer Raymond Geofrey has found a niche less explored in the area of photography. Geofrey has gotten to be a master of telling African stories through a lense. Botswana born Geofrey uses conceptual photography to showcase the beauty that Africa has.

What makes his work speak in loud volumes for him is the use of the savanna and white paint which most photographers would least attempt at using. In most of his bluntly pro-African images, he makes his own props and underpinnings that represent African colors and culture. In an interview with Parrot News recently, Geofrey revealed that besides being an African conceptual photographer, he also finds comfort in fashion shooting.

Last year he was the official photographer for the Mister Gaborone pageant. “I am not only a photographer, I also offer modelling classes to local models, I have worked with Top Model Botswana,” he said. Geofrey’s recent work is the coke skin, according to the photographer he uses models to promote the beauty that lies within black African skin. “In this body of work I am inspired by coke in that it is dark and that inspired me to come up with illustrations to highlight the black skin,” revealed Geofrey.

Some of his latest achievements include hosting a solo exhibition that ran for a month as well as showing his work at the national museum in Gaborone in partnership with fashion without borders earlier in the year. “ My eyes are set on bigger in the future, I would love to work with Vogue and even Elle magazines because they have interesting concepts,” added Geofrey.