Dhyana is one of the FOUR *physical* components of the Yogasana practice, along with Asana, Pranayama and Japa Mantra. Read my essay (personal experience); and then sit down for an eight minute meditation, dhyana, practice.
Neuromagic: The Harmony of Synesthesia
Syd Barrett, Wassily Kandinsky, Duke Ellington, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jimi Hendrix, Richard Feynman, Lady Gaga… all geniuses that helped shape their world. And all synesthetes.
Ralph Ziman’s ‘Ghosts’: A Vividly Arresting African Aesthetic
Colours caught on fire and conceptually fierce – Ralph Ziman’s photographic series GHOSTS deals with the international arms trade and Africa, a trade that for the most part only goes in one direction: into Africa; and one that not only fuels, but also sustains conflict across the continent.
Interview with Malcolm Mc Neill: Raider of the Lost Art
Thank you to my dear friend and fierce creative Malcolm Mc Neill to whom I am forever grateful for sharing such a powerful story, encouraging me to challenge perceptions and raise the hard questions What follows is the original text from the interview/feature in 2012.-- originally published in one small seed magazine, circa 2012. Iconic …
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Tones of an Icon
A profile-interview on Kyle Shepherd, solo pianist, poet, composer, and leader of his band, the Kyle Shepherd Trio, who starred in SABC's 21 Icons television series. Originally published by TCB Media in SLOW magazine, circa 2015. Brainchild of Adrian Steirn, the short-film series 21 Icons – launched in 2013 to audiences in south Africa and …
Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge: Drawing on Reality
The year is 1964: Dr Martin Luther King, Jr receives the Nobel Peace Prize; Beatlemania travels to the US; Andy Warhol’s Shot Marilyns are produced; Bob Dylan releases ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’; and, in London, Miles Aldridge is born. Artist and fashion photographer Miles Aldridge reminds us that art is an ever-evolving dialogue between …
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Iris Warriors: The Birth of Colour
I attended a rare behind-the-scenes preview of the film Iris Warriors while it was being filmed on location the Salt River Film Studios in Cape Town, South Africa on 31 May, 2016. Published in Inflight magazine, my article presents a first-hand experience of being on set, also exploring the role of colour and the ubiquitous …
Interviewing Ralph Steadman
This interview took place in October 2011, and was published in the Jan/Feb/Mar edition of one small seed magazine. It was an absolute honour to spark dialogue with Ralph Steadman; he completely transformed my view on humanity. His humour, candour and beauty shines so strongly. What the experience showed me is something I treasure daily: …
In 2015 I collaborated with three South African photographers [Wikus de Wet, Sipho Mpongo and Sean Metelerkamp] as editor on Twenty Journey The Twenty Journey Booklet is a 90-page booklet containing stories, photographs, paraphernalia and conversations from the seven months on the road travelling this magnificently puzzled country. -- Twenty Journey Booklet details: First Edition …
The below reviews explore various non fiction titles, including CULT-URE: IDEAS CAN BE DANGEROUS by Rian Hughes (2011).