Thursday, September 27, 2007
I'm busy shooting a new series of portraits, I started shooting it last week sometime and have done 4 shots since. I don't want to put it on my blog until the story is done, I'm planning to shoot 6 more so hopefully in a week or so it will be finished. Here is a shot I did a while shooting one of the portraits yesterday, it looks nothing like the stuff I'm shooting but it does sort of fit in with the story in a way. So check in to see updates.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
David Allen Harvey is another photographer from the Magnum group that I respect a hell of a lot. He has shot over 40 essays for National Geographic and has published two books, Cuba and Divided Soul. You can check the books out here. He has also got an amazing blog where he writes about his work, photographers he respects, and gives advice for photographers.
'all of my ex-students out there know that i say one thing over and over and over again....give yourself the "assignment" or the "grant" that you would dream someone would give you....find a personal project and do it without regard for later "sales"...you must do this in your "spare time"....make your "spare time" longer and longer and longer.....the best kind of "commercial success" or "artistic success" will come to you only if you work in this way.....it will come in ways that you cannot imagine....you cannot plan for this....you must go with your gut....only in this way will anyone, editor or publisher or gallerist, ever see who you really are...what you really DO...' David Allan Harvey
And as you may have noticed, just below the archive section on the right, I have categorized all my blog posts. So now you can browse through older posts with a bit more ease. So, try it out already!
Monday, September 17, 2007
I went shooting/ skating with Brendan Body on Saturday, he needed shots for his over 30's article for the next issue of Session. I shot pics of him and of Ockie tearing away in their ripe old age, until Brendan dropped of a bank and bruised his heel. Shot some other random pics along the way.
And here is the first skating shot of myself. I set it up and Brendan Body shot the photo for me, what a lovely little nose-pick.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
It is a Saturday morning in sunny Johannesburg, I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do the rest of the day, maybe skate, have a beer later? Then I saw this pic that Neil Hughes shot in Barcelona, I'm so bummed right now that he is there, and we are all here. I hope you all feel the same..........
Thursday, September 13, 2007
So it's that time of the year again that I go digging around old work for this here blog. These are a few portraits I still love. The guy on the zebra is Paulo from 340ml/ Tumi and the Volume, it was taken at a shoot ST[E]AK and I were doing for Stage Magazine back in 2005. It is one of those shots in between the 'serious' shooting. The other is from my first commissioned shoot in 2002, believe it or not, for Session Skateboarding Magazine. It was shot in Pretoria at a skate demo with the Osiris team from the States. The guy at the top right of the series is Chris Pastras, for those of you who don't really follow skateboarding, he is the guy that started Stereo Skateboards with Jason Lee back in the 90's. Then we have Ali Boulala, some guy and Jerry Hsu.