photography can be considered a portal into today’s South African youth culture. He is undoubtedly one of the prominent youth documenters in Gomora and Johannesburg right now. If you’d like to know more about Gomora’s culture, you should follow rt Villain’s@ArtVillian_ on Instagram!
In his interview with the Bubblegum Club, Art Villain mentions that he started photography at the tender age of 14. At the age of 21 now, he has contributed colossal amounts of work and projects that have become very recognizable on and offline, like shooting Jazzi Disciples “Disciples Of Piano” 2019 album cover.
Moreover, the Jazzi Disciples are Gomora natives themselves so this was a full circle for Art Villain. Beyond that, Art Villian has worked with one of the most influential rappers of the new generation, Riky Rick. While speaking to Bubblegum Club, he describes his interaction with Riky as natural.
He tells Bubblegum Club’s writer Marcia Elizabeth that he met Riky through Instagram DMs after taking photos of him at the First Annual Cotton Fest in 2019. Since then, Art Villain has been a part of very culturally iconic moments in Gomora and Johannesburg’s youth culture scene.
He has become a force to be reckoned with. Recently, Art Villain has photographed International stars such as Rich The Kid, Skepta, and many more. His style of photography leans heavily towards the fashion editorials.
Art Villain frequently uses the grittiness of Gomora as his backdrop and his setting. He does not shy away from the concealed beauty of his kasi at all. Instead, he embraces it and accentuates it with his photography.
Moreover, Art Villain has worked with brands such as PUMA, Happyvillewear, Adidas and many more.
Follow @ArtVillain_ on Instagram to see how he represents Gomora through his photography.