Welkom 2da Trephawz is the stylized writing of “Welcome to the trap house”. The series is inspired by the work I’ve done with rapper Youngsta around Hillbrow in Johannesburg; by my love for trap music; and by a desire to see how I can render the experience of listening to trap music using photos of the gritty monoliths which decorate the side-walks of innercity Johannesburg.
Welkom 2da Trephawz is an immersive experience illustrated by vacant buildings with broken windows and by graffiti-decorated walls onto which have been pasted half-torn SAFE ABORTION and PENIS posters. There’s a general claustrophobia associated with being in and among the traffic of the city, and these images aim to partly portray that.
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