“Showcasing the biggest names in the industry, Shimmy Beach Club, in a partnership with Hunters Dry, brings you Fokofpolisiekar, Jack Parow, Karen Zoid, Francois van Coke, Arno Carstens and Early B Music, for an unrivalled alternative music experience set in a spectacular ocean side setting”
This Cape Town Guy (And Ambitious Photographer) recently had the privilege of joining in on the wonderful journey with the Put Foot Foundation’s 2017 Rally. With little expectancy for the journey I was about about to embark on, after a kiss from my beautiful wife Jaimi, I headed out into the cold wintery early hours of a Sunday morning in the middle of June from my home town Melkbosstrand, and jumped onboard with an rowdy yet wonderfully friendly Aussie crew who I was assigned to for certain legs of our adventure. Jason, the leader of the Aussie pack “Reboot Yourself - Happy Day” was a legend to spend time with, himself having done the 2016 Rally, so his knowledge of what was on route, what to see and where to go was just golden. Jason you legend.
“PRODUCTION – it’s what we do…..with passion!” True words from Cape Town Productions
On a recent international shoot I was hired to cover, in our beautiful Cape Town and her surroundings, I had the privilege of working alongside of one of Cape Town’s most professional and friendly production companies, namely Cape Town Productions. These guys really know their stuff…
Every now and then, this Cape Town based photographer get’s to let his hair down, “dress down to dress up”, and to venture out with his favourite steed (In this case his wonderful wife Jaimi) to a music festival with some of the greatest musicians to take the stage on the various platforms around this great country.
Well what can I say… this Cape Town Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer has also been a massive follower and shooter of South African and International music, and bands for about 20 years now. Having photographed locally, and throughout South Africa, I have had the privilege of meeting and capturing some of my personal music favourites.
Jaimi and I headed to the wonderful Ginger & Lime Food Studio in Fresnaye, Cape Town, and this time it was for a food experience with the Interactive Menu of “Private Chef” Neill Anthony. Taste buds at the ready, cameras loaded, we were certainly in for a treat from the culinary skills of this Zimbabwe born celebrity chef.
Set up in The Old Maturation Cellar (built in 1693) on the lawns of the Bellingham Homestead (which is now a museum of beautiful artwork and decor), the twelve seater lunch table was beautifully set, candles lit, heaters were on and I really felt like I was being treated as royalty would have been back in the early part of last century, but with the warmth and sincerity of a close family affair.
So where would this Cape Town based photographer rather be on a Wednesday morning? In his office, editing away at some work with not too distant deadlines, or heading out on behalf of his marketing team Banshee 22 and being treated to wonderful wine, delicious food and interesting companionship at one of the Western Cape’s most loved and most famous wine farms, at the launch of their Regional Revival Range.
So off I went to the wonderful Ginger and Lime Food Studio with my lovely wife Jaimi, a vegetarian, and my good friend Ben from Polokwane, to an evening I never thought I would find myself ever experiencing. Being a meat eater one tends to steer away from Vegan Food Events, having thoughts like… how do these people enjoy eating only plants, nuts and vegetables, what drives them so passionately to forage and search for ingredients to add to their crazy diet of greens only, and of course… am I going to leave here feeling empty and hungry and in need of some “real protein”.
Being a Cape town based photographer definitely has it’s advantages in the fact that this City, or this part of South Africa has some of the most beautiful settings, locations and landscapes that the world has to offer. So being surrounded by this beauty and with the fact that I always always love sharing my photographic knowledge and experience with others, the idea of Pack Your Camera was born.
Another shoot this Cape Town Photographer recently covered for Banshee 22. This time it was a trip to Johannesburg to shoot the ever popular Life Day Spa in Fourways. Just recently revamped, it was an opportunity for some stunning photography for their new brochure design.
Shooting for Banshee 22 is always a treat. I recently photographed the opening of the new The Fix shop in Canal Walk here in Cape Town. Here are just a few of the moments to let you have a little insight of what went down at this exciting evening.
This Cape Town Photographer has the privilege of attending amazing cooking class nights at one of his wife Jaimi’s clients beautiful home. The kitchen at Denise & Gavin’s home in Fresnaye, Cape Town is where all of the action and festivities take place. This is really the heart and soul of this home and the origins & success of the business that is Ginger & Lime.
I recently attended an event where one of my Instagram images was selected for sale at the Shark Spotters & Childrens Hospital Fundraiser/Exhibition at Primi Piatti Muizenberg Beach. The event was created and hosted by Shark Spotters founder and Cape Town surfer Greg Bertish, and what a huge success it was, with well over 60k raised.
Not only does this Market belong to my wife, so yes I may be a little bias when telling you it is awesome, but it is truly the best Market on Cape Town’s West Coast, by far. Our third Market has just passed bye and I happened to take my camera along to capture this wonderful edition. We run it every last Wednesday of each month so pop down to say hi and to let your hair down and have a little mid week time out. It is well worth it. Beautiful views of Table Mountain, stunning sunsets and fun times.
About a month back, on behalf of Banshee 22, I photographed and evening with Jean Nel, Gourmet Braai, sponsored by Weber and hosted at the wonderful Ginger & Lime in Sea Point, Cape Town. A fantastic experience from this wonderful talent led to not only capturing some wonderful moments but also brushing up on the Cape Town Photographers braai-ing abilities. Watch out Masterchef.
Every now and then this Cape Town based Wedding & Lifestyle photographer hosts competitions to win a shoot. Tegan, a student from Stellenbosch, was my latest winner and here are some of her images taken in and around the wonderful West Coast town of Melkbos. A big thank you to the fab coffee shop I Love Melkies for allowing us to kick off the shoot on their beachfront premises.
I recently photographed the third edition of the Dusty Rebels & The Bombshells Rockabilly Festival at the Cape Town Ostrich Farm on the West Coast. A stunning event with wonderful, fashion, style, muscle cars, music, roller derby and fun for the whole family.
This Cape Town photographer covered two events for the upcoming Electric Vines New Years Eve music festival. I was shooting on behalf of my marketing company Banshee 22. Great pics at Cotton On, Canal Walk, Cape Town.
On Friday last week I met with Architect Wynand Viljoen at Cape Town’s Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Street, Woodstock. The brief was simple, pay no attention to perfect exposures, under exposure is better than over exposure and contrasted light is what I enjoy.
So on Saturday this Cape Town Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer received an invite to attend a cooking class at Ginger & Lime in Sea Point. Not only was it to be an ASIAN TAPAS cooking class but also an opportunity to photograph one of Cape Town’s finest Chefs, Liam Tomlin (Chefs Warehouse and Canteen), who was hosting the class.
Yes the shoot competitions are designed to bring exposure to my photography but also allows for my audience to see just how into photography I am and how much I like to give back to my followers. This is a perfect way for me to say thank you for supporting and following my work.
A couple of weeks back this Cape Town Photographer headed down to Derde Steen here on the West Coast just outside of Cape Town to do a profile styled shoot of this wonderful lady, Jolandi. It was a misty day and as we were looking for an outdoor shoot, the beach was the obvious choice, white sand, misty backgrounds. All in all a lovely setting for this shoot.
This Cape Town Photographer recently ran a competition for a couple to win an amazing full photo shoot.
Two winners were selected, one girl and one guy. Nina Dos Santos and Gary Payn were the lucky
two drawn and the first shoot happened two weeks back in the Blouberg area.
That market is flooded, that’s a fact. So who is not good, who is great and who is exceptional and how can you tell?
Not only is Denise a pioneer in the stills production business here in Cape Town through her Cape Town Productions company, she is also a wonderful advocate to the Reach For A Dream charity, a lover of food through her amazing Ginger & Lime “for the love of cooking” cooking classes which she hosts in her own kitchen, and also owns and manages two beautiful homes in Yzerfonrein that she rents out for international fashion crews to utilise for photographic shoots.
We joined Denise Levy of Cape Town Productions in her beautiful Fresnaye home in Cape Town to learn more about Asian cuisine. What an amazing evening of good South African wine, beautiful seafood and fresh SA Produce. Ginger and Lime approaches cooking from a very enjoyable hands on approach. We cannot wait to go back. Click the image below for more info.
A late afternoon shoot is what is always best for this part of the beautiful Cape Peninsular. Long summer days, soft white sands and beautiful mood enhancing lighting right up until the late hour of 20h30 are what every professional photographer longs for. This is just one of the beauties of this shoot.
This shoot was at the wedding venue Talloula and was for their Easter Edition of the magazine.
Glynnis and her team were fantastic and the shoot was a breeze.
This Cape Town Photographer was commissioned by a well know Interior Design company to capture this magnificent home they had just completed.
Bushmans Kloof Reserve is an amazing location for photographers and tourists alike. There is so much natural beauty on offer and we literally just touched the surface of it’s magnificence on the two days we visited there.
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One thing that also stood out for me is their attention to wonderful packaging. Now being a Cape Town Designer and Photographer, this has a huge appeal effect for me. Wonderful Chocolate, stunning packaging… who can want more.
The City Of Cape Town has an amazing focus on tourism and these wonderful Red Busses add to the experience of visitors traveling to and around our beautiful city.
Now as a Cape Town Fashion Photographer, I cannot wait to head back here to complete a fashion shoot in amongst the beautiful structure using the light, shadows, arches, concrete and general design of the Taal Monument.
Have a look at the black and white images I have posted below to get a look into what this 5 star kitchen’s master chef and his staff get up to behind the scenes.
We head into the tree, me with my cameras in hand and Travis with long stick in one hand and a basket strapped over his back to hold the elusive mushrooms he is about to search for. I ask Travis about the stick, he says “I don’t like snakes, I just might need this”.
Event & Fashion Show Photography - Here are some of the images I took on the closing night of the fashion show in Cape Town.
Talloula is a wedding, conference venue and restaurant located close to the entrance of Bothas Hill. The venue offers a well manicured canvas for your special day, conference or food affair. Everything is immaculate, from the decor to the staff, the choice in furniture and cutlery. It really shows the complete soul investment from the owners Glynnis Dircksen and Louis Gordon
I first met Glynnis and her daughter Lindsay at a wedding fair about 3 years ago and their style overwhelmed me with excitement. It was all tulips and soft petal flowers, no red roses, no metal vases, everything was pastel and awesome. So naturally you wonder, why convert the decor brand to a venue, Glynnis says that about 4 yrs ago when she got tired of travelling to other venues to do décor she had this dream of creating her style within her own spaces. Somewhere she could offer her skills but in an environment thats simple for brides and where she could endlessly express herself. Often when brides book Talloula and Glynnis asks them for a decor concept, they just say “do what you do, whatever you create will be beautiful…”. That says something!