Alexia Webster is a freelance photographer born in Johannesburg and based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Artist Statement:

Tired of a world where photos are so often taken but so rarely given, we created free outdoor photo studios on street corners around the country.

The images in this series are from five street studios that were set up in Hillbrow in Johannesburg, Woodstock, Blikkiesdorp, Du Noon and Cape Town city center. We invited passing families, individuals and groups of friends to pose at this temporary studio, and they received a free photograph on site to take home with them for their family album.


After seeing all the posts about Alexia selling ephedrine illegally, I asked my mother (a hospital pharmacist of 20+ years who received her degrees at the University of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut and was a pharmacy resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital) about ephedrine. This is what she said.

Please dear followers, DO NOT fall for these gimmicks of quick weight loss! It’s so dangerous. Ephedrine, coupled with one of Alexia’s meal and exercise plans, could lead to serious heart problems! It’s not worth it!