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Arthur Dlamini: A Staple In The Photography World

Dartphotography is a fashion, lifestyle and events photography company with an imaginative force behind it. The imaginative force behind it being Arthur Dlamini, a self taught photographer and all round marvel with his lenses.


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Let there be light…

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His latest work, collaboration with world renowned James Delaney, takes one an intriguing tour of the animalistic plane of the human body in a series of body prints. This first time collaboration between Delaney and Dlamini is an opportunity to see this sort of series of work through the 29 year old photographer’s perspective. The Live body print session took place on the 1st of March at Victoria Yards in the Delaney Studio, in front of a live audience.

The performance art is a beautifully put together relationship between paint and body as a medium on paper, where paint with different consistencies, is lathered onto a bare body and then pressed on a large paper.

The live performance was inspired by Yvette Klein in 1960 in Paris, where three women covered in blue paint were pressed onto a canvas.
The journey from having the normal day to day person strip bare to seeing their body delicately embossed on the paper is a spectacle that will spark a progressive conversation. The next person cannot tell the participants ages, race or sexual orientation and this conversation will continue on for years thanks to Arthur’s creative eye.

Arthur Dlamini’s photographs are of the naked participants with the little residue from the live art performance adorning paper maché masks in the shape of various animal heads. The experience makes one recognise why he comes so highly recommended. Dartphotography has a long stellar list of big brands under its belt, from Cosmopolitan to GQ to Jameson and Heineken.

When we are not viewing the world through his lenses, you will find Arthur enjoying a cup of tea whilst conversing with patrons. He says “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter”
To see more of Arthur’s work go to @Dartphotography_Za on Instagram and Facebook. Alternatively log onto to view from the net.

To view more of James Delaney’s work go to @Delaneyartist on Instagram and altenatively on the net.


  • Show Comments (2)

  • Lerato Princess

    Amazing work. Love love love your work bro, keep spreading out light ❤️👑
    We See you.

  • Tebatso

    I absolutely love this concept. The visuals are so appealing and the models, the photographer and the painter all did an exceptional job. Well done and thank you for sharing this amazing work.

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