Who is Lonwabo Zimela and what do you do?
Im a 23 year old photographer currently based in South Africa’s playground.
Tell us about your work?
I mostly photograph fashion, with a twist. I always aim to use locations that other photographers wouldn’t necessarily use.
What inspires your work?
My work is mostly inspired by individuals with a different yet unique sense of style. I like people that don’t follow trends.
What are you currently working on?
Currently, I’m working on a project with Neville Tricket. We’re archiving his clothing collection that spans over 25 years.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
I’d encourage them to not lose their passion. Passion gets you through the off days and creative block. Passion, persistence and hard work, that’s my formula.
What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
Contributing to GQ South Africa online has been the biggest highlight in my career so far, I’ve been reading GQ South Africa for well over 4 years.
Where can our readers follow your work?
They can follow my work here: