SankShuned Volume 2 is the second publication in the series of photography art books produced by Sitazen Blake Photography. Keeping with the same feeling and emotion as the first publication, SankShuned captures a year in the life of photographer William Perrigen. The journey continues for William as he uses his camera to capture Black culture in the city. Through stunning photography, SankShuned captures breathtaking images and fuses them with cultural commentary. Volume 2 is a multi-media publication powered by Aurasma, the world’s leading augmented reality platform. Using advanced image and pattern recognition to blend the real-world with rich interactive content, SankShuned takes you on a journey. From images of graffiti, murals, and music, to poetry, dance and African tribal art, you’ll be afforded the opportunity to experience a wide range of creativity and culture, right in your hands.
“Sanctioned” was the original spelling choice for the photography art book. But in trying to keep the publication original and authentic, I decided to artistically manipulate the word. The word sanctioned was phonetically divided. “Sank” and “shunned” became “SankShuned.” For me, the freshly formed word took on a whole new meaning: to deliberately avoid those who gradually descend to a lower level. The two negative words brought together - produced one negative meaning; a meaning that would cancel itself out, being the product of two negatives. Viewing the process as such allowed a creative way to adopt the definition from the original word sanctioned. Sanctioned=SankShuned; give official permission or approval; support, endorse, accept. SankShuned lives and breathes beauty through artistic expression. If you’re ready for the journey, come closer and see the world through my “Eye”.