Meet Kgotso Mdakani a creative based in South Africa/vosloorus who is more of a “VISUALS” guy that believes he “eats images died or alive” this i quote from his bio. I got to know of him through facebook but the one thing that really caught my attention was his photography so I decided to approach him and lucky for me he was cool enough to take his time and allow me to interview him.
The interview took place on facebook and
Below is how it went;
So tell me
who exactly is Kgotzo Olason M and
how this photography stuff came
(Before answering he first sent his bio)
Iam a creative being who loves art
with passion. I believe that everyone
has it in them they just need to let
loose and explore whatever may come
to their presents in time. I like to listen
to music, I studied animation for two
years at AFDA and did Television
studies as well as film writing. I have
shot few Documentaries and directed a
few. I am based in vosloorus that’s my
Home . I am 25 years old. I love
conceptualizing Commercials like
I have a visual mind, I am a mama’s
boy lol who was looked after by
Grandparents. I like grey, green,white
and Black. I edit video. I was editing U
skroef no sexy , and Hush on etv. I got
a Degree in Motion Picture .
Photography to me is life in imagery,
So I like to believe that i LIVE
THROUGH THEM AND SHARE ANY
CHARACTER I MAY IN-COUNTER IN
THOSE MOMENTS I TURN TO MAKE
Nice I’m guessing this is what you do
for a living right now?
YEAH , I DO A LOT THOU, BUT IT’S
UNDER ONE BIG THING VISUALS.
MOVING VISUALS OR STILL VISUALS,
HENCE MY NAME DNEPE.
Lol I see you’ve pretty much answered
all questions I had in mind but back
when you were younger (back in high
School) were “VISUALS” a career
choice for you?
Media is been something In my head, I
was not sure where but a lot of people
in class even the teachers thought I’ll
be an actor, or comedian , due to me
being funny in class and always acting
stupid roles in class. One thing I know,
I was always drawing since primary so
at home they thought do visual art for
I was that good.
so for you it was not about the typical
“becoming an engineer,doctor etc”?
No I was not there, I know alot about
it, but I didn’t choose to be one. “Doctor”
was always in the art
Haha yeah I get you anyhow besides
art/visuals what are your other
I dont think I have , it has to be anything
in the art, like music , animation,
composing, writing, editing or shooting,
so I switch around those fields.
yeah I like that two, still in the art 🙂
Well this is my last question… For
someone like me who’s into art and stuff
and who’s still aspiring but not sure if
they want to pursue because of what
society thinks or they afraid they won’t
make money etc what advice you have
first of all we all have to make money
but that is not the foundation of what
we love or what we enjoy doing. you
can’t enjoy making money but you can
be addicted to it. I am trying to say Do
what’s best for you and make sure is
something that you love and enjoy
doing . if you haven’t found yourself explore within your fields. you have all
the time to learn and master what you
wanna do then the money will flow in.
but if you choose things according to
people, you will have a problem. As time
goes you will get bored quickly, be
lazy and change it. So the best advice
is to take your time man I know a lot of
things today and I am working with people
who want me to direct tv shows and
make films but I told myself that I need
to master my fields for when I go in I
GO IN! SO THE MORE YOU DO WHAT
YOU LOVE THE SHARPER IT GETS.
“PICK SOMETHING YOU LOVE, OVER
DO IT UNTIL YOU MASTER IT THEN
TELL THE WORLD TO PAY YOU SIMPLE”
Mmh that makes a whole lot of
sense thank you very much man for
both the interview and advice.
COOL THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.
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