I've just done my four days of job shadowing for school (at least I'll pass Matric Life Orientation now, that's good news right?) and this evening I'm off to Zanzibar, yo! As you can tell, I've also started using 'yo' a lot, at the ends of sentences, yo. Sorry I had to. Anyway, I went to One Small Seed magazine for my job shadowing and yesterday could not have been a better way to end off my experience, so to say. I mean, I don't want to brag or anything but yes, I did call Jax Panik to ask if he'd come to the launch of the first print edition of Picture This, the photography magazine, which I'm in too. Yes, that happened! Also, 'ending off the day/week' so to say with Giuseppe buying the whole team shots at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, was quite an experience to say the least. Besides other job shadowing girls going missing and various expletives being tossed around the air like confetti at a Greek wedding it was very, very cool! And, to sound suuuper corny and lame, I would just like to say that I did in fact learn a lot. I was told that I'm probably too shy for this field of work, my shy habits also being something I know about all too well, but I'm okay with it because if I see how far I've come in the confidence department, I'm doing okay.
Lastly, this experience got me all fired up and inspired, I suppose, to do more with what I have. Meaning, a lot of new and exciting (I hope) feature-y thingys are coming! So stay posted, yo! This 'yo' thing, aaaah, it's staring to annoy me now! Haha.
So it would only be fitting if I signed off this post like I signed off all my phone calls I had to do when calling to invite people to the Picture This launch,
'Thank you so much for your time, I hope you have a FABULOUS day further! Goodbye!'
September 20, 2010
'what ye gonna do with your life?'
// 'teenage wasteland' is a new initiative started by me, that my friends have subconsciously been involved in too haha. This is a new series of works, if you will, that follows the lives of adolescent life in Cape Town and beyond all borders. Contradictory to its name, 'teenage wasteland' is to prove how our generation is exactly not that, wasted. Obviously wasted can have a double meaning, but the one we're going for is the 'we-aint-gonna-sit-back-and-watch-life-happen-to-us!' one, you know? If it were the wasted in the hangover, happy-hour-gone-bad, kinda way it would make no sense, you can fill in the gaps on that one. Anyway, more of this to come soon, also a page devoted solely to 'teenage wasteland' will go up in a short while on the right hand side of the page, so keep a look out for that.
This shoot's subject is the lovely Mia le Roux. //
Posted by Jessica Kempton-Jones at 9:42 PM
September 16, 2010
// I really love this! The cover of the Red and Yellow Advertising School's 'brochure' thing.
Last day/night of voting for the SA blog awards so if you have voted in the past, thanks a bunch, yo. Starting my Job Shadowing on Monday, keep you posted on all that jazz.
love love. //
Posted by Jessica Kempton-Jones at 9:08 PM
September 14, 2010
// going to have an exhibition some time soon, in the next month or so. Soon, I know, but I got to get a-rollin' cause I need money for my trip to Amsterdam! Aaaah, I'm so excited! Don't know about a venue though, so if you have any ideas, let me know! Enjoy not seeing my face for once and just the mop of hair in front of it. YAAA //
Posted by Jessica Kempton-Jones at 8:53 PM
September 12, 2010
" Getting too warm in the midday sun,
Cigarette smoke and steaming ice tea
Are on the Sunday specials menu.
I see a cat, tall black and white
Elegantly feline, nonchalantly sure.
You see how all looks better
In a tinted brown shade
Upon lazy gazing eyes.
White blouse, grey socks
And a pair of little shorts
All held together tightly by
A pin called complexity.
Ironically, it's all very simple.
A sun a-shining, high up
In an entity called sky,
With a cigarette burning,
Smells weaving up a nose,
Misted glasses holding iced tea,
Accompanied with an ambient sort of music,
Then, a cat, standing tall and graceful
Under an entity called the sky. "
Posted by Jessica Kempton-Jones at 5:26 PM