Monday, May 29, 2006


These are from a shoot I done on Friday last week for 5fm, they are portraits of Mlu and Koula. I'm shooting the publicity shots for all the djs. I shot three of them on Friday and will be shooting the rest of them next week over two days. This was actually a head and shoulders shot that they are using for the website, but with Koula's I went a bit wider and got this shot.

Pijins Are Cool

I followed Liam Lynch's advice and checked out last week. What a rad site. It's a site where people can upload pics for review, and then review other peoples work. After signing up I uploaded a few pics and was pleasantly surprised by the response my pics got. Some of them rated pretty high. This is the highest rated pic of mine on the site. It is a portrait of Paulo Chibanga, from the band 340ml, I shot for SL Magazine. Awesome drummer.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

David Bailey

'It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.'

Kwani Article

So here is the whole Kwani Experience article I shot for STAGE Magazine. This was one of the worst planned shoots I think I've done to date. We had made plans with the band's manager to meet the band on a Friday before one of their gigs. When we got there the band wasn't informed of the shoot, not even that they were getting the cover story. So we had to squeeze in the shoot before their gig, we had about 2 hours to shoot every thing. We didn't even have a location so we had to look for one that afternoon. Crazy. I think we pulled it off though.
I'm going to be quite busy over the next week or two, a 3 day shoot for 5fm, 6 billboards for SABC, the cover for the August issue of Stage in Cape Town and some shoots in between which I'm not to sure of yet. So hopefully some good work will be coming out of that. Till then...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Just to fill you in, I'm also busy photo editing Stage Magazine. We have been around for three issues now and are working on our 4th right now. Steff Naude' is the editor and head mongoliod. This is our new cover pic of Kwani Experience, it will be out next month. Hopefully. I will be putting the whole article on my blog pretty soon.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Oppikoppi Portraits

Some of my Oppikoppi portraits...


Rian Malan


Brixton Moord en Roof

Parlotones and Francois from Fokofpolisiekar

Sport and Street Article

As promised here is some more of the Sport and Street job I shot recently. This is actually the second job I've shot for them, about two months ago I shot a article about the 'street' fashion here in Joburg. That article is out now but I'm not to sure where you can find Sport and Street in South Africa. Oh well...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Italy and Oppikoppi

I'm doing this blog because a friend and fellow photographer, Liam Lynch, has a blog and got me on the idea of making my own. He is an amazing photographer and has a lot of influence on me (Search for 'Question Everything Else' on Blogger). And since I don't have my own website yet, a blog seems to be a valid alternative. You can also see some of my work on the Glamour Mechanics website, I'm represented by them. The link is on the blog.
I've been doing some interesting projects of late, Oppikoppi with Liam and also a story for Sport and Street Italy. The one photo is of Albert Frost at Oppikoppi, Liam and myself documented the entire festival. Liam shot live and I shot portraits of all the bands in the a room under the stage. The article will be coming out in Stage Magazine in August. The horses shot is for the Sport and Street article, myself and Jodi Stinson were assigned to do portraits of sports folk in South Africa. The article is about the fashion sense in sport. We shot everything from underwater hockey to ballet to archery. We got some really interesting shots. I'll be posting some more of Oppikoppi and the Sport and Street article soon, just have to resize etc. Until then...