Article Summary: Sean Tucker

For NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction we embarked on a journey with the hope of creating a photography feature in which we could showcase the work of old school purists and new school adventurers. To our delight we came across Sean Tucker, who appears to be a bit of both.

Sean is a photographer living and working in London, who does a little bit of everything.  We asked him to weigh in on his process, motivation, and plans for the future.

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Like what you see? Well here a few more images, taken from Sean’s Instagram account.

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If you would like to see Sean’s work on a recurring basis, you can follow him. On Instagram. On Twitter. Not in real life – that’s a bit creepy.

To read more about Sean Tucker, all you have to do is download your very own NICE Magazine. Right here:

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The Best Thing: Pope John Paw

As part of their interviews in the latest issue of NICE Magazine, we asked our contributors what the best thing they had seen online was.

This week our featured contributor is Candice Bondi. Candice said that the best thing she’s seen online in recent times is a picture of a little dog that must think he is a celebrity. This is quite possibly the cutest picture we’ve seen of a little dog in a long time.

People had lined the streets of Mexico for their chance to see the Pope. This little doggie saw it as the perfect moment to parade through the centre of the crowd. This may be the cutest photograph you will see today.

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There are no pictures of cute little dogs walking through parades in the NICE Magazine, but we’re pretty sure you’ll find something you like in there. You should download it and take a look:


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Article Summary: Beverage Showdown

Apart from the cats versus dogs conundrum, nothing has caused more bloody conflict over the years than the question of “tea or coffee?”

Johannesburg’s café culture has seen exponential growth over the last few years, which makes it the perfect battleground for settling the score once and for all.

We dispatched Nice Magazine representatives all over town, to secretly sample coffee and tea from the menus of our favourite hangout spots and report back to the mother ship. The results were…delicious.

To read more about this wonderful adventure, you can download a copy of NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction.

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Week’s Recap: Monday 02 March – Friday 06 March

Just in case you’ve been really busy this week, this is the post where you catch up on anything you may have missed from our series of NICE Magazine posts over the past week. Let’s get started.

The Best Thing: Heile Gänsje

Doyelle Blane Muise told us about a trippy twelve-minute video that follows a boy called Max through a key moment in the understanding of his identity and sexuality. It involves young love, lube and copious amounts of illegal drug activity. The video is called Heile Gänsje and it was created by Matt Lambert. We’re not putting a NSFW banner on it, because it’s Saturday. If you’re at work on Saturday, we’re sorry.

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Throwback Thursday: Louis Minnaar

This week we revisited the work of Louis Minnaar, a Pretoria-based visual artist and jack of many trades, who has sampled almost every aspect of our local creative industry. We featured some of Louis’ work in the latest issue of NICE Magazine.

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Art Fight: Lize Marie Dreyer vs. Brent Swart

For our final Art Fight post, we had Lize Marie Dreyer going up against Brent Swart. If you’re interested in finding out more about what Lize and Brent do, you can check out Lize’s Behance page, or you can check out Brent’s Behance page.

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Art Fight: Lize Marie Dreyer vs. Brent Swart

Welcome to the final Art Fight post from NICE Magazine: Contrast and Contradiction

Yip, you heard right. The final Art Fight post from NICE Magazine: Contrast and Contradiction. Don’t be sad though, we’ll continue filling your Fridays with interesting content to distract you from work. If you end up getting serious Art Fight withdrawal symptoms, you can check out the previous Art Fight posts in the magazine – just download it here.

For our last Art Fight post, we have Lize Marie Dreyer going up against Brent Swart. If you’re interested in finding out more about what Lize and Brent do, you can check out Lize’s Behance page, you can check out Brent’s Behance page, or you can download the NICE Magazine.

The rules haven’t changed – take a look at the image below and then cast your vote (below the image) for whomever you think the winner is.

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Throwback Thursday: Louis Minnaar

This week we revisit Louis Minnaar, a Pretoria-based visual artist and jack of many trades, who has sampled almost every aspect of our local creative industry. We featured some of Louis’ work in the latest issue of NICE Magazine.

Apart from illustrating, Louis also animates, designs, photographs and makes videos. His work is full of colour and delves into a world of imagination.

As this is throwback Thursday, here’s some of his work leading up to his feature in NICE Magazine:

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As always, we won’t leave you wondering what Louis has been up to – here are a few of his more recent pieces of work. If you’re interested in seeing more of Louis’ talent and the other trades he’s trading in, head on over to his website.

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The Best Thing: Heile Gänsje

As part of their interviews in the latest issue of NICE Magazine, we asked our contributors what the best thing they had seen online was.

Now, if you’ve been following the blog over the past two weeks, you might remember reading about Chelsea Hantken’s best thing being on some pretty risque nude photography.

Doyelle Blane Muise just blew that out of the water. Unless you’re not a fan of your job and enjoy disciplinary hearings, it’s advisable to watch this at home, in your own time. Here’s your official warning: This video is NSFW.

Doyelle told us about a trippy twelve-minute video that follows a boy called Max through a key moment in the understanding of his identity and sexuality. It involves young love, lube and copious amounts of illegal drug activity. The video is called Heile Gänsje and it was created by Matt Lambert.

Here it is if you’re interested. Very intense viewing. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Heile Gänsje from Matt Lambert on Vimeo.

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Art Fight: Alice Edy vs. Andy Wyeth

Welcome to another installment of Art Fight.

Our contributors this week are Alice Edy, a Cape Town based artist and illustrator, and Andy Wyeth, a Pretoria based artist. If you’d like to see more of their work, you can check out Alice’s Behance Page or Andy’s Behance Page. If you’re interested in looking at more great content from NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction, you can download it here.

As always,take a look at the Art Fight image below and let us know which piece is your favourite. The poll is under the image, in case you’re wondering.

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Throwback Thursday: Kevin Cooley

Throwback Thursday this week looks at Kevin Cooley, a visual artist from the United States, currently working and living in Los Angeles, who we featured in the latest issue of NICE Magazine.

Through photography, video, and public installations, Kevin explores the interplay and conflicts between the natural world and the man-made world.

In NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction, we focused on a project which Kevin created in 2013 entitled ‘Controlled Burns’ in which he uses the structure of his images to explore the ideas of good and evil, and dark and light. Here are some of those images to give you a better idea of what we’re on about.

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Snap back to the present and let’s see what Kevin has been up to since Controlled Burns.

In 2014, Kevin and Phillip Andrew Lewis displayed ‘In the Valley of the Sun’. Kevin and Phillip questioned a reference to the ‘end’ or ‘final moment’ and created work that extended the universal experience of measuring time.

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In January 2015 Kevin displayed an installation entitled ‘A Thousand Miles an Hour’. A Thousand Miles an Hour was a two-channel video installation presenting a familiar view of the sun and moon, but eliminating their typical movements. Through slow-moving, continuous tracking shots, the sun and the moon are presented as stationary objects. The video captures the slowly changing colours of the sky, the faster moving clouds, and the shifting horizons of the landscape, allowing Cooley to consider our evolving relationship with technology, nature, and each other.

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If you’d like to read more of Kevin’s interview, you can do so in NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction. Download the magazine here:

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The Best Thing: Sketch_Dailies

As part of their interviews in the latest NICE Magazine, we asked our contributors what the best thing they’ve seen on the net was.

Kirstin Uken turned us onto this neat little Twitter account called Sketch Dailies (@Sketch_Dailies). According to their website, “Sketch Dailies is an international community of artists who create work based on a common theme. Artists of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome to participate and submit their work to be shared on the Sketch Dailies page.”

The topics are posted on various social media platforms from Monday to Friday as inspiration. Artists are then encouraged to create their own unique works of art.

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It’s a great place to find inspiration and practice your craft on a variety of topics. It’s also really nice to see the different interpretations of topics being brought to life by different artists.

If you’d like to read more of Kirstin’s interview, you can download NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction by clicking on the image below:

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