This is Me | Portraits

An Architect with Simplicity

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.

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Sean Stevens Shoot

A week ago Sean Stevens arrived at our Cape Town Beach House, here on the West Coast of Cape Town, to prep and have make up done for a model style shoot he requested from me. Donna Hay, a fantastic make up artist in our area was on hand to work her magic with Sean’s hair and face, and what a fantastic job she did. Set up was complete for the shoot and armed with my Nikon’s we headed out to capture this Model, Tattoo Shop Owner, Comedian and Stunt Car Driver.

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Jolandi Rootman Profile Shoot

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.

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This Is Me: Denise Cowburn-Levy

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.

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Foraging For Mushrooms

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”.

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Aimee - The New Me & My Beautiful Family

I had a wonderful shoot with Aimee just before Ileaving my roots in Durban and heading to Cape Town to start my new adventures.

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This Is Me Shoot with John Roussot

John was an absolute pleasure to shoot, relaxed and confident. John also realises the benefits of having great photographs for marketing.

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This is Me - Potrait Shoots - Behind the Scenes 2013

Your smile is basically the 21st century version of a company profile or mission statement. Lets have a coffee and chat about your This is Me shoot - adrian {at} adrianshields {dot} co {dot} za.

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