Vanessa Feder

Staff Editor at Unrated.

‘Stages’ is a Clean, Crisp and Clear Photo Series of Jannike Stelling’s Past Journey in South Africa

On a trip to South Africa with her former boss, Jannike Stelling recounts what the vibrant (and impeccably clean) streets looked like just before the World Cup hit Johannesburg. The glistening roads and barren cityscape she captured showcase the charm and vibrancy of the city, unfortunately most often only highlighted during times of celebration such as the grand soccer tournament. Her vivid images are usually painted in rich colors and are full of sharp angles mixed with geometric shapes. What proves to be most captivating about the shooter’s radiant body of work however, is how she is able to isolate an object, building or person and portray their grandeur with little use of any props.

Stelling chooses to take clear-cut shots on purpose which she explained to It’s Nice That as relative to her avoidance of chaos in her everyday life. Evident in her Stages photo series shown below, Stelling’s photos are saturated with light and color, but never chaos. Whether it’s a sole shot of a building or stylized portrait taken of a passerby, she accentuates the personality of her subjects while taking crisp, clear and engaging photographs. You can check out more of Stelling’s on her personal site after scrolling through her latest Stages effort below.

Vanessa Feder

Staff Editor at Unrated.