Friday, June 27, 2008

13 For Life

Yesterday was a horrible day. Today is equally so. Our friend is gone. I'm frustrated and sad and confused. I wanted to read a book of his short stories, I wanted to ride my vespa next to his. I wanted to find out more about my new friend. All I know for sure is that he left his mark on all of those who cared for him and that I'm glad that I knew him. So for today, I wear my black Motorhead T-shirt and if he were here, he'd find that amusing! Take care man.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Migrate Magazine

Migrate Magazine was released last Friday. It's the Loeries annual magazine put together by Network. They did a really rad job. The cover was designed and illustrated by Johnny Kotze. Angie Batis, Joanne van der Linde and Johnny designed and layed it out and Graeme Jenner did copy. My brother (Jono) and I were asked to contribute whilst interpreting 'Make Your Mom Proud'. I did a series of portraits of people who you conventionally wouldn't associate with making their moms' proud, but in fact do. I photographed a tatooist, an illusionist and stilt walker, a cross dresser, an anarchist and a suicide girl. Thanks to everyone who helped me out with this, I really appreciate it. Here's what we came up with and a cool picture of our Mom.

And here's what Graeme wrote on the profile page about us. Thanks Graeme!

Ross is a lonesome photographer. He has a girlfriend but her mouth is always so full of schnitzel unt sauerkraut that she never talks. Maybe that’s why he’s such a good photographer, he has nothing else to do. He likes to shoot people, but not in the way that Columbine kid did, no… with a camera, silly. See pg. 5

Jonathan stems from the same vagina as Ross, but not at the same time, obviously. Yes, they are brothers, and they clearly share the same creative DNA because they are both clever visual little chaps. Jonathan also wanted to be a photographer but couldnt because he has no face (it was burnt off in a freak chip oil accident in '84) No, not really, I totally made that up. Look what jonathan made on pg.8.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Random Play

Here are a few that I took whilst on other shoots. The portrait of the gentleman in front of The Alps backdrop is of a Dr. Phillip (the one on the left). He is a portrait photographer who has been working out of his studio in town for the last 20 years or so. I'd like to go back there at some point to do some more stuff.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Something A Bit Sinister

Here is the first few from a shoot for Sinister Studio. A post production house that do some amazing work. I thought some eerie 'family portraits' could be really rad. So here the first few...

Hungover On A Monday

I was asked to come up for a concept for some portraits of the Terraplane directors. I thought an aftermath of a party could be quite interesting. I wanted to create an environment that looked like the morning after. Warm, sun drenched rooms and an atmosphere of remorse! Without being vile about it. David Hutt styled it and each director had input into their own environment. I even shot a self portrait! Well, kinda, Jason Meintjes shot it. One of the only shots I have of myself, depicted here as the photographer at the function, no friends, just a nice glass of bubbly and a rad camera!

Comedy Night

Podium Entertainment needed some portraits shot of some of their comedians... Here are a few...