Introducing talented photographer/videographer Ed Blignaut, and innovative stylist Armand Dicker to the Rise board...
Ed Blignaut: Photographer | Videographer
From as far back as he can remember, Ed Blignaut has been captivated by photography and moving images. Born and raised in Johannesburg, he began taking photographs while in the Seychelles as a yacht skipper. Upon his return to South Africa Ed enrolled in a photography course and began assisting professional photographers such as Steve Carralis, David Prior, Mark Lanning, Lampost’s Ross Garrett and Warren van Rensburg, and Lustre’s Sacha Waldman. Through this Ed has gained exposure to a wide range of styles and approaches and has begun honing his own visual aesthetic. In 2015 Ed started exploring film and is deeply committed to developing his career as a video and stills photographer.
Armand Dicker: Stylist
With a background in fashion design and styling as well as in front of camera experience, Armand Dicker has an all-round perspective when it comes to creating an image. After graduating in Fashion Design from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, he made it to the finals of AFI Fastrack, establishing his menswear label DICKER at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg in 2015. He has since shown at SA Menswear Week and his designs have been featured in local publications like ELLE, Marie Claire and GQ as well as international publications like Hunger and Fucking Young. During this time, Armand assisted stylist Kyle Boshoff and more recently, worked under stylist Francois Ferreira. Armand's styling has been featured in publications like Afropunk, Kaltblut, Vulkan magazine and Playhaus (UK). He recently styled the Marianne Fassler AW17 campaign and Red Bull Culture Clash.