2: Lernert and Sander. These two Dutch chaps are very amusing, very clever and super cheeky — they turned their talk into a performance and a session of retributive justice — involving the audience in a monumental payback for all the people who had copied their work over the years.
They named and shamed them and sang them a song about forgiveness with a full choir in tow — whilst taping the whole exercise and then emailed it live on stage to the perpetrators of the copyright theft!
'Ever since they began collaborating in 2007, the artists and filmmakers Lernert & Sander (Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug) have been known for their high-conceptual art films, eye-catching installations and keen fashion aesthetic. Driven by their cheeky sense of humour, Lernert & Sander’s simple yet stunning approach has earned the duo numerous awards, international accolades and industry-wide recognition. They live and work in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.'
Don't copy it.
3. The work of Osborne Macharia — who does not love a person who throws sartorially wonderful grandmothers and warrior dwarves into their photographic projects? Inventive, magical , witty.
Osborne Macharia is a self-taught commercial and advertising photographer born and bred in Nairobi, Kenya and with a bachelors in architecture.
Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia has an ability to bring stories to life from behind his camera lens. In his work, be it commercial or personal, he has a knack for animating his characters so that they always seem to be jumping out at you with something to say. His narrative style of photography is not only entertaining but it also makes for a powerful platform to convey an important message on topics like gender abuse, ivory poaching and victims of war-torn regions in Africa.'
Follow him on Instagram @osborne_macharia and www.k63.studio/