[T]he Foxy Five is a South African web series that follows a group of young women smashing the white-supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy and serving up lessons in intersectional feminism. It is written and directed by Jabu Nadia Newman. When she isn’t consumed by the process of creating a new episode, Jabu takes photographs as an exercise in creating worlds and narratives that she could later develop into film projects. She says, “It’s much easier for me to execute a photo shoot on my own than it is to create a film. It also teaches me a lot about art direction and style which I know will only benefit my film projects.”
Jabu’s photography is a mix of images re-created from a visual she’ll see first in her mind and documentary-style shots to keep her eye sharp. Whether her images are moving or still, Jabu likes to work with what she has to push herself into new territory, creating something original and what she describes as ‘a little bit crazy’.