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.