Monday, November 26, 2007

Pitch Black Afro

Here's Pitch Black Afro for his new cd sleeve. What a character!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Refugees

The Night Of 1000 Drawings time is upon us again and this year I wanted to do something different to last year as my contribution. I got to shoot a series of four studio portraits of a few of the refugees that stay at Paballo and help out with food and medication drop-offs for the inner city homeless. I wanted the portraits to be as simple and 'stripped-down' so to speak as possible. The four portraits will be on sale tonight to raise funds for Paballo and each guy I shot also got an edition. In order as they appear are; Bizwell Chembe (born 28 November 1961), Siphelele Manqindi (born 15 February 1983), Welcome Dlamini (born 15 September 1988) and Mduduzi Sibanda (born 18 April 1983)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Bill Botes from Sheer asked me to do some promo shots for myepic for the release of their new ep. The last time I shot them was for their previous album, it's always a lot of fun... Here are a few from the shoot...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gregory Crewdson

I stumbled across a book by this guy when I was in Munich. There were a few other books I had my eye on in the store, but when I saw this guy's stuff, everything else went out the window and he became my new favourite. His use of cinematographic lighting and sets is remarkable. He's a genius! I also love his use of visual narrative and his scenes are almost like entire plots unfolding. He plays on paranormal scenes in surreal American environments. Inspired by the likes of William Eggleston, Walker Evans and Jeff Wall... I can't find an official site but here are a couple links and here, and if you can, get his book 'Gregory Crewdson 1985-2005'... It's amazing!

Alexander Koutny 2

Here are some more from Alexander Koutny's 'Temporal Folds' shoot...


Here are a couple from the new issue of SL. The Green Issue. So, please recycle. Fitter, happier, more productive.


Here are another couple from an editorial I shot for FHM.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rest In Peace

These are from a shoot that we (Chris Green and myself) did for Lucky Dube's last album. A really sad loss of a great man. Respect.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Melody 2

Melody 1

Hello. Last Saturday I shot a 'test' with a good friend of mine, Melody Kaye. She is a musician and model and stays down in Cape Town. So, whenever she's back we usually try and get together and this time we got to shoot together at last. I first shot Mel when she sang for the band Evenflow, but that was a long time ago. We didn't really have a plan for the shoot, I just wanted to try shoot in a different way to what I've been doing lately. So, the next few posts will be something new I suppose. Oh yeah, Melody is busy recording a new solo album down in Cape Town with a 'Swing/Big-Band' kinda feel, so listen out for it. K, bye.

The Light In My Darkest Hour Is Fear

Apathy scares me. A thick velvet curtain unveils an elaborate stage show with lights and explosions, dancers, horses (the ones that come from the circus) and thousands of pieces of back lit confetti. Stop-frame animations of origami creatures appear behind the madness. Balanced high upon a stack of speakers I view this world through my viewfinder.

It's seven thirty and I missed the talk at seven. "So, don't lose your heart..."

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Alexander Koutny

On Friday last week I was fortunate enough to shoot Alexander Koutny's new range 'Les Plis Du Temp' (Temporal Folds). The theme for the range was 'speed', he uses the metaphor of people moving through space and time as the inherent concept for the range. See and read more here. He was out in South Africa for SA Fashion Week. The shoot was a lot of fun and great to work with the people that I did. These are the first couple shots that I've worked on, I'll probably be posting some more in the future.

Monday, October 01, 2007



I was asked to do two stories for SL on Oppikoppi. This was a fashion story featuring a few of the bands that played, Sweat X, Kid Of Doom, Kwani Experience and Tash Baxter. Really awesome weekend.

SL Wall

A while ago I posted one of the shots that didn't get published in the editorial. Here are the rest.

Aaaauuuwww. Shit Dawg.

An awesome couple days off with friends in the lowveld. Thanks all.


This is my friend James' girlfriend Alana. Alana's helped me on a few shoots which is rad. This is a shot I took of her whilst testing the light.