AKA The Expressionist, this street-style photographer, artist and blogger prefers no two days to be the same
I do my utmost to ensure that my days vary – I’ve seen Groundhog Day… So a recent Friday night ended with a few drinks at the advertising agency I work at in Sandton as a social-media manager/copywriter by day and visual artist (photography, videography and illustration) as well as musician by night. I’m a bit of a homebody and recluse so post work drinks I go home, work on some music and watch a TV series or movie or read a book.
Saturday I never get to sleep in so occasionally when I do, I revel in it, then grab some breakfast. I normally do photography/videography shoots on Saturday afternoons before I meet up with friends. I’ve recently moved into my own place so I do a bit of decor shopping, too, looking for light fixtures in Parkhurst.
Father. A photo posted by Anthony Bila (@theexpressionist) on
I also have a proclivity for sneakers so I go to DIP ST. Store at 33 De Korte Street to see what it has in stock. I might do a light lunch in Maboneng. I also occasionally stop by the Neighbourgoods Market or Father Coffee for a quick caffeine injection.
Saturday night I like to see live music, whether at Kitchener’s or elsewhere, such as The Orbit in Braamfontein for some live jazz and good food. I call it a night after that, get home and edit some images from my shoots.
Keys open doors. A photo posted by Anthony Bila (@theexpressionist) on
Sunday morning I go for a picnic with friends in Tembisa in the East Rand. Post picnic, I like to go to Cinema Noveau in Rosebank to watch a movie by myself or with a friend (as long as they agree not to ask myriad questions during the screening). I like to round out the weekend with my couch, a good book or just music playing in the background as I mentally prepare for the week that is to come.
ANTHONY’S WEEKEND DIRECTORY:
DIP ST. Store 33 De Korte Stree, Braamfontein
Kitchener’s 71 Juta St, Johannesburg
The Orbit 81 De Korte St, Johannesburg
Neighbourgoods Market 73 Juta St, Johannesburg
Father Coffee 73 Juta St, Johannesburg
Cinema Noveau Rosebank Mall 50 Bath Avenue, Johannesburg