O.M.G! I have been dying for something like this to slip into my inbox – a shoot that shows the creativity and flare of what a photographer or a pair of photographs can do.
Bring in The Kama’s better known as Kama Catch Me Photography. I’m a fan of this Husbo & Wifey duo – since planting their feet on Fijian soil they have taken not only Fiji but the world by storm.
So what inspired them to do this shoot?
“This shoot is based on our love for surrealism and with my wife coming from Belgium, there was none other to draw inspiration from than the crazy Belgian Ninja of Surrealism ‘René Magritte’.
One of our joint favourites is a painting called ‘The Treachery of Images “(1929 ) in it, René painted a smoking pipe with a caption that says “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”, French for “This is not a pipe” Whaaaat? when asked about it he said something like “yeah its true, its just an image of a pipe, its not an actual pipe…go on try putting tobacco in it” Yeah he’s for reals ha ha
And another favourite of ours is called “The Son of Man” (1964). This is a self-portrait with René wearing a bowler hat, shirt, coat and red tie but with one crazy extra, he painted an apple in front of his face…like it was either suspended in mid air or he’d been photo bombed by an apple! I mean this guy was just way ahead of his time.
So as you can see in this shoot we’ve mixed a bit of old school Suva and new School talent, and we even used pineapples hanging from a tree (in our adaptation of “The Son of Man”), by doing so, we hope to push our creative boundaries further in honour of an amazing artist who constantly inspires us to dream ‘outside of the box’ ” ~Ropate Kama