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blackafricanandbeautiful:

Meet Fifi Motloung, 20 year old beaut from Mafikeng, South Africa has become quite popular amongst the community over the past year.
Define ‘photography’?
Story telling.
At what age did you realize that photography was what you whole-heartedly wanted to pursue?
18 years old. I was in my matric year.
Describe your first photoshoot for us, was it an experience to enjoy, was it difficult, a success, a failure and what it was about?
  It was a total success. I didn’t know what I was doing most of the time but, I enjoyed it to the max. I still use some of the pictures till this day; I think they’ll forever stay relevant. I really shot some beautiful shots that day. I don’t even remember planning it, I just grabbed one of my models (who happens to be my little sister) and we drove down to my father’s farm, got dressed quickly, did some two minutes make up and yeah the rest is history
Who is your favourite photographer? Both international and South African
  I don’t have a favourite photographer, but I really look up to our South African photographers, like; Thato Mohuba  also known as anathablvckartist), Max Mogale and Cedric from everydaypeoplestories. Their shots inspire me in so many ways by taking the South African photography to another level, yeah power to them..
Have you reached a level of artistry yet that included having a muse for your work?
I don’t think I have, and I don’t think I ever will. Because I don’t want to be known for doing some kind of specific work, I want to be versatile, I don’t want to fall under any genre. I WANT TO BE LIMITLESS. So to answer your question, I’ll forever be on an endless journey of reaching that. I’m open to whatever creativity.
 Would you say you’re somewhat a fashion photographer or you just capture things that eyes find interesting or worthy enough of your lens’?
 As a photographer, I see beauty in everything.
 What else are you drawn to apart from photography?
Fashion.
 What would be your advice to young creatives in South Africa who are in photography be?
 Don’t do it because It’s trending, do it because you love it
Do you possess any other hidden talents?
WOWZA! I can dance, not everyone knows this because I’m a shy girl and stuff. This is why I stick to being behind the camera instead.
 What is one thing be it a secret, a quote, or something that you have never told anyone else that you would like our Black African and Beautiful followers to know?
“Everything happens for a reason, only God knows”

and remember that black is beautiful!
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Fifi and I don’t personally know each other but she’s my home girl (we’re both from Mafikeng). In short, her success is our success.

blackafricanandbeautiful:

Meet Fifi Motloung, 20 year old beaut from Mafikeng, South Africa has become quite popular amongst the community over the past year.

Define ‘photography’?

Story telling.

At what age did you realize that photography was what you whole-heartedly wanted to pursue?

18 years old. I was in my matric year.

Describe your first photoshoot for us, was it an experience to enjoy, was it difficult, a success, a failure and what it was about?

  It was a total success. I didn’t know what I was doing most of the time but, I enjoyed it to the max. I still use some of the pictures till this day; I think they’ll forever stay relevant. I really shot some beautiful shots that day. I don’t even remember planning it, I just grabbed one of my models (who happens to be my little sister) and we drove down to my father’s farm, got dressed quickly, did some two minutes make up and yeah the rest is history

Who is your favourite photographer? Both international and South African

  I don’t have a favourite photographer, but I really look up to our South African photographers, like; Thato Mohuba  also known as anathablvckartist), Max Mogale and Cedric from everydaypeoplestories. Their shots inspire me in so many ways by taking the South African photography to another level, yeah power to them..

Have you reached a level of artistry yet that included having a muse for your work?

I don’t think I have, and I don’t think I ever will. Because I don’t want to be known for doing some kind of specific work, I want to be versatile, I don’t want to fall under any genre. I WANT TO BE LIMITLESS. So to answer your question, I’ll forever be on an endless journey of reaching that. I’m open to whatever creativity.

 Would you say you’re somewhat a fashion photographer or you just capture things that eyes find interesting or worthy enough of your lens’?

 As a photographer, I see beauty in everything.

 What else are you drawn to apart from photography?

Fashion.

 What would be your advice to young creatives in South Africa who are in photography be?

 Don’t do it because It’s trending, do it because you love it

Do you possess any other hidden talents?

WOWZA! I can dance, not everyone knows this because I’m a shy girl and stuff. This is why I stick to being behind the camera instead.

 What is one thing be it a secret, a quote, or something that you have never told anyone else that you would like our Black African and Beautiful followers to know?

“Everything happens for a reason, only God knows”

and remember that black is beautiful!

Tumblr | Twitter | Instagram

Fifi and I don’t personally know each other but she’s my home girl (we’re both from Mafikeng). In short, her success is our success.

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Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?
Lea Grover, "We Don’t Play With Our Vulvas At The Table" (via a-thousand-words)

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"Do you consider yourself a feminist?"
“I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.”

- Taylor Swift 2012

"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means."

- Taylor Swift 2014

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