About Reze Bonna
A trained architect and multi-award winning photographer, recently being awarded Best Fashion Photographer Africa 2017 at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards, which held in Kampala, Uganda 2017.
His work is featured in several international publications including Vogue Italia, GQ, Architectural Digest etc and featured in CNN, Fashion One, Fashion Tv, Spice tv, with his images currently exhibited in the Grammy Museum as a part of the African music section.
He has worked with personalities like Bill Clinton, Goodluck Jonathan, Roberto Cavalli, The late Franca Sozanni (Vogue Italia), Suzie Menkes, Kirk Franklin, Piers Morgan, Janice Dickenson etc. He runs photography outfits in South Africa, The USA, and Nigeria, servicing a number of the agencies in the countries. He is currently the official photographer for the David Tlale Brand and also for The Intern by David Tlale, and formerly been the official photographer for the Arise Fashion Week in Nigeria, and has covered Fashion Weeks in London (LFW), Lagos (LFDW, MMR, AFW, GTFashion weekend), Dubai (Arab Fashion Week) and South Africa.
He has a gift of finding beauty in everyone, and a persona that easily puts his subjects at ease. A stickler for hard work, who doesn’t believe any picture should be taken the same way twice, and would rather often times, push the boundary, resulting in unique and interestingly different images. His inspiration from art and architecture, and the principles of it, like Form and Function, Light and shade, shapes, flexibility, strength of material, and perspective, are expressed strongly in his work.
He is a founding member of the group REZolution which is a collective of creative photographers, and a member of the Camera Club of Johannesburg, and the Professional Photographers of America.
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“Art to me is meant to provoke thought, invoke emotions and revoke boundaries”