Friday, November 27, 2009

'Positively 4th Street'

This is what Bob Dylan once had to say;

You got a lotta nerve
To say you are my friend
When I was down
You just stood there grinning

You got a lotta nerve
To say you gota helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that's winning

You say I let you down
You know it's not like that
If you're so hurt
Why then don't you show it

You say you lost your faith
But that's not where it's at
You had no faith to lose
And you know it

I know the reason
That you talk behind my back
I used to be among the crowd
You're in with

Do you take me for such a fool
To think I'd make contact
With the one who tries to hide
What he don't know to begin with

You see me on the street
You always act surprised
You say, "How are you?" "Good luck"
But you don't mean it

When you know as well as me
You'd rather see me paralyzed
Why don't you just come out once
And scream it

No, I do not feel that good
When I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief
Perhaps I'd rob them

And now I know you're dissatisfied
With your position and your place
Don't you understand
It's not my problem

I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you

Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is
To see you

Friday, November 06, 2009

Boss Models Exhibition

I was asked to contribute to an Exhibition for Boss Models hosted by Bell Roberts in Cape Town. All proceeds from the Auction went to Missing Children SA. I shot two actresses Catriona Andrews and Jana Strydom, they were great and had a lot of fun shooting this.


Stylist Caroline Olavarrieta and myself were asked to come up with a concept for an Editorial for Design Indaba magazine for their Protofarm issue. This was a take on apartment spaces and the people in them in a state of solitude in 2050. I think the mag has just come out now.

Anglo Noir Shoot

Anglo Gold runs a design competition once a year called 'Auditions' in which designers can create gold showpieces. Dion Chang had outlined a number of characters on which the jewellery would be based and once the short-list of finalists were narrowed down, we were approached by Breinstorm and asked to shoot character shots in a Noir-style for a catalogue. Gabrielle De Gersigny (stylist) and I worked together with Breinstorm to create a story in a Noir style and these are a few of them. It was an amazing project to work on and everyone did an amazing job to pull it off. Bye.

Allan Gray

It was really amazing to shoot these, just strip everything down, shoot ambient light and film again. It was a simplicity that I missed and hopefully will be shooting more like this on some personal stuff. Here are a few from the campaign.

Needle In The Proverbial

This was one of the images that were used for the Eagle Awards 2009 campaign. Full stop.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


So, it's been a while. So, hello again if there is anyone still out there? The next few posts are gonna be a little bit about the commercial stuff i've been busy with since my last post. I've done some campaigns for Allan Gray (which were shot on film again which was really cool), Bells, Anglo Gold, The Eagle Awards, A Boss Models exhibition that I took part in and some images from a Design Indaba Magazine editorial that has just been finished. It's just come out, so check it out.

I've just been away for a few weeks with my assistant Douglas and started some work on a personal project that I've been wanting to do for a long time. More of that as it progresses.

But in the meantime. Here are a couple very 'arty' polaroids that were shot at Jodie's (from Lampost) party.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


This is my girl Sandra. I think she is really beautiful. Last year she entered a hair competition for Candice Wyatt-minter from Wyatt hair salon and they did really well and travelled the world! This year they entered another competition and unfortunately didn't go through but it looked amazing. So, while her hair was still fairly freshly cut I decided to photograph her. I really love these, as I do her. This is the first of many a shoot of Sandra, so more to come.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Daughter Of 1000 Blues?

Hey. This is Federico (from Son Of 1000 Blues) and his daughter. I shot it in between set ups on a recent shoot. Bye.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hope And Homes For Children

About a month ago, I was asked to go out to Hammanskraal to do a shoot for an Aids NGO based in the UK called Hope And Homes For Children. It was for their annual review and featured a few case studies of Aids Orphans in the Hammanskraal area. It was a very brief encounter, but I want to do a follow up story sometime soon. The group have set up an office and a few community centres that are basically geared toward looking after the children that have lost parents due to HIV/Aids. They are doing some really great work and I really loved the opportunity to work with them. It was the first time in a while I had done work of this nature and it was a great experience.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

8 Days Work, 3 Days Play

So, I'm down in Cape Town at the moment working on a few things and I had a few days off, so my girlfriend came down and we headed up the West Coast for some quiet time. Here are some pictures as my words fail me right now. So, listen to 'Sleepless' by The Decemberists and dream of the desolation. Goodnight.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

An Update At Last

Black Coffee for Mercedes Magazine

FHM Editorial

Cleo Magazine

There are a few things that never see the light of day on my blog. Mostly because after waiting for it to be published, I simply forget. Other things I'm waiting to show the world, I don't know why yet, but I am. There are a couple of music projects i'd like to post but haven't yet because I'd like to do something with them. But these I will show.

There are a few portraits for Channel O magazine featuring DJ Sbu, Kelly Khumalo, Thandiswa Mazwai, Khanyi Mbau, Simphiwe Dana, DJ Waxxy, ProKid and Lira that i'll post soon. Then a couple of editorials for Cleo and FHM, Some portraits of Black Coffee for Mercedes Benz magazine and then a day filled with beer in a Catholic primary school hall for a gift for my friend Candice's boyfriend Michael. Been pretty hectic this month so I may post what I've been doing soon. But I'm really interested in starting a 'real' project.

We'll see what transpires!