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“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.
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.
Cape town has it all, now so does the West Coast. The best Market in our hood. Yes, I am talking about the I Love Big Bay Market at the Big Bay Surf and Lifesaving Club which happens on the last Wednesday of every month. Beautiful views of Table Mountain, stunning sunsets and fun times. Last night market was no exception.
A shoot on behalf of Banshee 22 and a chance for a little beer and food tasting. This little festival in the heart of Cape Town’s Woodstock suburb was the perfect little get out and have fun on this particular Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Event & Fashion Show Photography - Here are some of the images I took on the closing night of the fashion show in Cape Town.
This brand new market in Claremont opposite the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Tow. It is held from 4pm every Wednesday evening except in cases of inclement weather. This gorgeous craft and food market boasts gorgeous vendors like Cass Abrahams Malay Curry, Pete Goffe-Woods Kitchen Cowboys, Hamachi Sushi and a Grolsch beer garden. Craft beers to be added soon!
Over 60 surfers gathered on the KZN North Coast at the Beach Bums Restaurant to compete in the Off The Lip Mo Retro Surfing Jam. Created by Quiksilver and Movember, the 70’s retro surf contest was an amazing event with a good vibe and all for a good cause.
This fun event helps create awareness and attracted supportive Durban celebs like Jordy Smith and Warwick ‘WOK’ Wright. We were lucky enough to be asked by Movember SA’s organisers to shoot the event.
I am absolutely in love with the atmosphere, vibe and design of the café and have also recently fell very hard for their tomato salsa I had with breakfast the other morning. Their coffee is also pretty amazing, apparently they have acquired a very artful Barista who won a special award very recently. We are adding this venue to our MUST EAT THERE AGAIN list.