Friday, May 27, 2011

I’ve been CAPTURED…

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by the skill of Philip du Plessis – my previous assistant. This time he has done a great job of doing a illustration of me in my trademark gear: white long-sleeve t-shirt, with a Batman T-Shirt over it, my Q-Strap Double, my 2 5D’s, long and mid-lenses, and a goofy smile! He’s also made sure to show my extremely masculine arms, rigidly proper posture and glowing cheeks! Compare this to…

 

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This was done last year. Love this one to bits too!

 

Catch up with him and see Philip’s work at http://philustrations.blogspot.com/ 

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And this is Philip with his chum, Cyril Ramaphosa. Shot at a Black Umbrellas event. Hey Phily, now we’re even.




Friday, May 20, 2011

Wedding: C+V

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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged a wedding, and as it stands, I’m rather behind on blog-posts. Without saying too much, we were (Philip joined me for the day) fortunate enough to shoot a gorgeous wedding for a couple from Australia, with about sixty of their friends, at Churchhaven in the West Coast National Park. We were only there for 2 hours, but fun we did have and the couple was a joy to work with. Enjoy a couple of outtakes.

Apart from the event organiser having to phone me on the way to organise toilet-paper as the venue had suddenly run out, there was also the question of blistering sun and wind. Wind as only it can blow on the West Coast. But as I’ve said ad nauseum: get lemons, make lemonade. I’ve always found that apart from the discomfort on the day, wind makes for beautiful pictures. Dresses show better when blown about a bit, and I’m a sucker for wind-swept hair. It all just suits the whole mystery of the bride. Anyways, herewith, as promised some more pictures.

 

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Libya Prints

20091104Libya0566 b w website facebookAlmost 2 years after going to Libya, I’ll be taking out some prints for the first time. About a hundred of the images are available through stock portals, but I haven’t printed any, except as a present for a mate, and one of two for a collage in my living room. I was asked to participate in an artist’s market at a retail complex and thought it might be a good idea.

It’s also ironic, since currently a civil war is raging in Libya, whereas when I was there in 2009, it was the most peaceful and safe place I’ve ever been to! Looking through the images does bring back fond memories of a great place, that hopefully I can visit again soon. Most of the images are from the Medina (old walled city) in Tripoli.

I also took hundreds of photos in the Roman ruins around Sabratha and Leptis Magna. The ones I selected for this exercise felt more decor-suitable to me, and also had way more meaning to me. The ruins are typical of documentation, whereas these images I have a rather more artistic and emotional response to. The doors in the Medina intrigued me, so hence a lot of door pics. A walk at dusk through the medina, and the accompanying smells and sounds will stay with me for quite some time still.

I still need to get the images in catalogue format on nelimages.com to make orders possible, and also to get the whole collection up. All the images are also sold and available as royalty free stock images.

Herewith the some of the images… Contact me if you’re interested in purchasing. A variety of formats, finishes and frames can be applied.

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