– Faces Around Cape Town –

About Fact Designs

Like most good ideas, FACT was born over a strong cup of coffee with an old friend.

The vast majority of South Africa lives below the poverty line, and yet there is still such a wholesome richness to these people’s lives. I set myself the task of show casing this, of photographing images unique to South Africa, but depicting scenes which have rarely been focussed on before. What I found, and more importantly, what I’ve learnt, is that behind the corrugated tin, and down the dirt roads are warm, honest people, living lives more colourful and vibrant than I could have imagined.

And so, with these images printed onto quality leather bags, Faces Around Cape Town, FACT, was established. Naturally,this became a progressive venture; starting as an interpretation of life in and around Cape Town, the colours, characters and moods of this expressive city.

 

With the success of the bags, I gradually began to expand on what I felt was a proudly South African product. I now take full advantage of the magnificent flora, fauna and landscapes that are often hidden from us by our fast-tracked lives. And have also started printing on different materials and textures.

All of my work is printed in limited editions. I have not compromised on quality in either the printing or manufacturing of my products.

FACT is a partnership- part photographic expression, part community project. All sales of FACT products help raise funds to enable a better education for children from less-advantaged communities- predominantly through the provision of children’s reading material.

Such a delight to spend the week with you in Joberg. Your brand and products are out of this world and you will soar to great heights – Janet Lightbody

Thanks for such a quality made product. I bought the coffee tray for my mom and she absolutely loves it – Dwayne

Quality

We believe in only designing and creating high quality products

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Limited Edition

We do not mass produce. Products are selectively chosen and produced in limited editions.

Proudly SA

Fact products are uniquely  South African

Community Based

When purchasing a fact product, One contributes towards providing story books for underprivileged children.

About the Designer...

I have always been passionate about photography. It is a medium through which I love to express myself. I challenge myself to capture a mood and tell a story in my photographs, thereby sharing a moment with my viewers, sometimes one that may not be familiar to them.

Township life in South Africa has captivated and intrigued me. In my township photos, I have endeavoured

to document positive dynamics in poor surroundings. I have tried to capture the spirit of township life. My subjects are always obliging and I find working with them a humbling experience. I believe that the majority of people are good, regardless of their circumstances.

I welcome and encourage people to look and learn about others through my photography.

 

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