Krip-Hop Nation (KHN) – When did you get into photography and tell us bout the early days with your camera.
Mdu Nhlebela: I started a few years ago actually. Say 2012. I always had a thing for photos but never really took any further until i bought 2nd camera in 2012. I was shooting anything and everything i see.
KHN: Tell us the art scene as a person with a diisability in South Africa
Mdu Nhlebela:The opportunities are kinda bleak unless if you push to get your work foward and be able to go to hard lengths to archieve the ultimate fulfillment. Because with a disability, you always have to add 10 extra miles in everything you do, so you can be leveled with the average.
KHN: So tell us how you prepare for a shoot.
Mdu Nhlebela: I do mostly events lately. I use a shopmaster scooter to get around so when i go for events shoots i put my equipment on it.
KHN: AS you know you will be apart of the Krip-Hop Nation’s South Africa Tour from November through December 10th of 2016. Tell us what are you looking forward to and as the photographer/videographer how will you express your artistic talent?
Mdu Nhlebela: A simple expression of my freedom should come through as a driving energy for my duration on the tour. Cause being with people who are having disabilities does give that level of freedom of expression without any form of judgement hovering over you. I’m looking forward to flaunting my capabilities in this disability.
KHN: What are you working on now and how can people see your work?
Mdu Nhlebela: I’m currently working a documentary. Its my personal project about women emancipation. I have a Youtube Channel. Its currently under my name Mdu Nhlebela.
KHN: Any last words?
Mdu Nhlebela: I’m excited about the November tour and the collaboration with Krip Hop.
Photo: South African photographer artist in a red jogging outfit on with Black gloves sitting in a wheelchair posing, Mdu Nhlebela