Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

Trevor Stuurman South Africa Street Style photography

Posted On : March 5, 2020

Oscar Alochi

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Kimberley born, Trevor stuurman, is an award winning contemporary multimedia visual artist, afda graduate with a ba (hons) motion picture & live performance who sees the world through his creative lens and finds beauty in that which reminds him of home a place that is imbued with colour, love and belonging that reflects africa.

Ever since he burst onto the creative scene scooping the elle style reporter title in 2012, trevor has easily cemented himself as a creative force to be reckoned with.

A seasoned explorer, he cites travel as his core inspiration. “the more I leave home, the more I realise the power and currency that home has. And I think that in turn makes me a better storyteller because I am able to find pieces of home wherever I go and then create tangible products”.
This essence of belonging inspired him to host his first solo exhibition entitled “home”, a love letter to the himba women of nambia that enjoyed a successful run at the hazard gallery in johannesburg. Subsequently, trevor has exhibited in a group exhibition at digitalia; the art and economy of ideas in san francisco at the museum of the african diaspora.

Trevor has curated his own installations; “teleporting into afrika” and “this is home” for the absolut one source live creative festivals and “this is home” at the motsepe foundation’s mandela 100 summit.

Trevor has cemented himself as a co-pilot with brands such as mini as brand ambassador, standard bank, simon and mary’s fez hats line, eponymous fashion brand rich mnisi, vlisco and laurence airline. He has collaborated with artists such as black coffee, ciara, nelson makamo, african rhythm, dear ribane and the carters – beyoncé and jay-z.

As marie claire magazine’s image maker 2018 recipient and gq style declared “king of creativity”, trevor has lived up to these titles having been commissioned in the same year by disney to interpret marvel’s black panther with manthe ribane as his muse.

His work with global humanitarian foundations includes the united nations, gates foundation and the auma obama foundation to document former american president barack obama.

Described as “a cultural force” by cnn’s african voices feature, trevor continues to hone in on his creative eye and centres diverse beauty and fashion. He has captured the likes of teyana taylor, naomi campbell shanelle nyasiase, gigi & bella hadid, kendall jenner and imaan hammam.

As a british vogue contributor, trevor’s work at arise and afro punk johannesburg has made him a sought after photographer able to capture inclusive representations of beauty, culture and fashion expression. It is no wonder he believes that “being african is his superpower.”

Content courtey of Trevor Stuurman & Nairobi Fashion Hub

Oscar Alochi

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