Monday, September 03, 2007

Rooibos with Catapult



Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to go shoot for Rooibos LTD in the Cederberg around Clanwilliam with the team of Catapult Advertising Studios, particularly the boss, Rene.. Part of the team was video man Neill and Gerda from Rooibos. We spent the first day on the farms around Clanwilliam and at the factory doing industrial photography. The second day was spent shooting out in the mountains, over the Pakhuis-pass, the Biedouw valley and ultimately Wupperthal!

In the picture above we're all sitting down for a cuppa of Rooibos (no less) at the tea-room in Wupperthal, after which we secured some bread from the bakery and generally spent good time in this magical little village (old mission station) in the mountains. We took the way back that afternoon over "zinkplaat" roads that rearranged our chromosomes temporarily whilst entertaining ourselves with a brand of dry humour best reserved for lonely places. One very funny (probaby you-had-to-be-there)comment made by Neill went the way of: "I want to die the way my grandfather did, in my sleep...,while everybody else in the car screamed their heads off."

Aah, well, a great time in the bundus, a great time creatively as well. Oh, and next time you're in the mountains, see if you can stop ANYWHERE without seeing a discarded Black Label can or bottle.

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