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Weekend With Chisanga

Chisanga Mubanga


This photographer and student spends his weekends hanging out with friends and creatives in Jozi’s coolest spots

Fridays after class I meet up with friends in Illovo at The Good Luck Club to grab a drink and ease into the weekend. This is always followed by dinner with mates I haven’t had a chance to see in the week because of busy schedules. Some of our favourite stops include Andiccio 24 for pizza or Parktown North’s Full Stop Cafe.

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Saturday mornings start off slowly. I make my way to Braamfontein and grab a flat white at Father Coffee to wake me up. I get to see friends and meet like-minded people who work in that creative space, and I get a weekly bulletin of the ‘happenings’ in Jozi. The next stop is Goodman Gallery – references are important for my work. I find that any idea I can’t explain through pictures I look to art to help express. I make an effort at least once a month to go out and look at art. We regularly browse neighbourhood stores such as Micogram Music Traders record shop.

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Next up it’s Wolves cafe for mozzarella, chicken and avo spring rolls – I have this at least twice a week. Saturday evenings are spent editing and packaging personal work. I take so many photos so this is my time to look through and process them. This is my favourite part of the day. Brand work is cool but personal work is where the magic happens. On Sundays you’ll find me in front of my washing machine doing all the week’s laundry. I also like to sneak in a shoot with a friend of mine. We scout for new locations in different parts of the city. Locations are everything for what we do and are just as important as the subject. I head home and end my weekend with the 8pm movie before the madness starts again.

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Instagram @coolcoolbeverage Twitter @ChisangaMubanga Tumblr rebelswithoutpause.tumblr.com CHISANGA'S WEEKEND DIRECTORY The Good Luck Club 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo thegoodluckclub.co.za Andiccio 24 Greenside quarters, cnr Barry Hertzog Dr & Gleneagles Rd, Greenside andiccio24.co.za Full Stop Cafe 50 7th Avenue Parktown North facebook.com/Full-Stop-Cafe Father Coffee 73 Juta St, Johannesburg fathercoffee.co.za Goodman Gallery 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood goodman-gallery.com Micogram Music Traders record shop Northcliff Square, Beyers Naude Dr & Milner St facebook.com/Micogram-Music-Traders Wolves Cafe 3 Corlett Dr, Johannesburg wolves.co.za  

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