08 November 2013

Askari

Woke up early for an almost sunrise boulder shoot session with Marijus on really cool highball called Askari. Its summer though so the sun is coming up super early which meant we missed the sunrise. Added to that, it took me a number of tries maneuvering my light on top of the boulder before I was happy. So all in all a good recon shoot and im pretty happy with the result. Now to go back and try and get that sunrise...

I hate early mornings




06 October 2013

Portrait of Lena

Head a great weekend off. Shot a cool portrait



02 October 2013

Spitzkoppe

Cool landscape shot of mountains at Spitzkoppe at sunrise shot with my Fuji on Kodak Portra 120 film


08 September 2013

Rocklands with Steve part 2

I always edit my favorites first so the post before this in my opinion has better shots. However here are some of the other shots we got which I kinda like.

Caroline

Madiba

Madiba/Winnie

Nutsa (The standard angle)

The Hatchling (standard angle)

Mooiste Meisie

Mooiste Meisie

Rocklands with Steve Bradshaw

Spent a really cool weekend in Rocklands shooting images of Steve Bradshaw on some of his projects and some of his recent sends. Many of the classic hard boulders have been shot hundreds of times so whilst we did get images of the classic angles we also tried to be a bit more inventive and shoot some new angles... Here are a few of my favorites.

Out of Balance


Pinch of Herbs

Sky

The Hatchling



04 September 2013

Cape Fertility Clinic

After spending the morning shooting 28 head shots I had 5 mins to quickly grab a group shot of the four doctors at Cape Fertility Clinic. One of them is my dad, take a guess which. Didnt have time for a fancy light setup or to scout a location but this kinda feels cool and I got them to pop a bit with my speedlight off to the side


07 July 2013

Standard Chartered - Seeing is Believing

A few days ago I was lucky enough to get the chance to shoot one of Standard Chartered Bank's corporate social responsibility programs called Seeing is Believing. In the small the town of Irbid in Jordan, funds raised from Standard Chartered's program have allowed a local hospital to provide state of the art eye care treatment, especially for people with eye related problems as a result of diabetes. Its always encouraging to see big corporations giving back and making a difference.











06 July 2013

Jordan Amman

Just got back from a huge day shooting in the streets of Amman. I have a ton of images to edit but whilst backing up all my data I edited this one quickly as I really liked it when I shot it. Its the main Mosque in downtown Amman just after afternoon prayers as people leave the mosque.


05 July 2013

Jordan Market Scene

We walked through a small market in Irbid, Jordan during a lunch break before getting shots at the Standard Chartered Goal program in the area. Here are some selects from the market...










04 July 2013

Jordan Metal Recycling

I'm in Jordan on my second week of shooting for Standard Chartered Bank. Jordan has possibly been my favorite country to shoot in so far. The people are great and people generally dont mind having their photo taken which is a nice change from working in Africa. Yesterday was my first day shooting in Amman and we spent the morning getting some really cool shots of one of Standard Chartered SME's, a metal recycling business. Great light and lots of cool busy action to photograph.







02 July 2013

Desert Tributaries

Sometimes when landing in a new country I pretend like i'm landing on some new planet. Probably a result of me reading too many sci fi books on planes. Whilst taking off from Egypt i took some shots of the awesome patterned landscape of the Sinai Peninsula below me. These could be the surface patterns of some other planet, in a dorky way I get really excited by this...



Ghana Portraits

Just wrapped shooting for Standard Chartered in Ghana. Shooting there was a lot more tricky than I was expecting as people really do not like getting photographed. Luckily on two occasions I had Ken with me who ended up being a great fixer and was able to talk some people into letting me photograph them. Here are a few portraits I shot whilst walking through one of the many crowded markets of Accra.










01 July 2013

Ghana

I read a pretty good article about the state of the world and how pretty much all of the worlds problems are a result of overpopulation. Strange how this is never really mentioned anymore and so much focus is on things being renewable, green or sustainable. How about some focus on population and how to educate people not to have so many kids...

I think its possible to capture a scene like this in many of the worlds cities nowadays... kinda scary.






28 June 2013

Ghana

In Ghana shooting for Standard Chartered Bank. In the morning I spent an hour trying to capture some street scenes which is always difficult in Africa, especially for a white guy. People dont like their shots randomly being taken and I understand it. At one stage I was in a huge argument with some security and civil police, luckily it just fizzled out and I left. I got a really cool shot though, walking under a bridge at one of the major intersections in Accra. I framed up the huge Ghanian flag painted on the wall and waited for the right pedestrian to walk past. This woman with the amazing pile of buckets on her head seemed just right.


30 April 2013

Sanparks dog unit

I spent the morning with Sally Mellish from Black Dog Studio shooting portraits of the Sanparks dog unit wearing their sponsored Rogz gear. Sally focused on getting the more natural run and gun shots which gave me opportunity to set up my portable strobe for the more posed images. The landscape at Noordhoek beach has a kind of surreal quality to it especially early in the morning which I really enjoyed using. I had lent most of my lenses out to a friend so as a forced challenge I shot all the images with one lens, my 16-35 which is still probably my favourite lens.





24 April 2013

Vital Voices - Global Leadership Awards

I havent posted for a while. The reason being that i've been keeping the images I've shot aside for the yearly Global Leadership Awards held by Vital Voices. I like to think of it as a type of Grammy awards for people involved in development work for women. Instead of writing out descriptions of all the award winners and the work they do I have attached links to the corresponding Vital Voices pages. Take some time to check out what they do, its all pretty impressive. The video links are for the short movies I worked on with Georgia and Aaron which played on stage just before the awardees received their awards.

I'll spread these posts out a bit so it isnt just one overly long blog post.

Tep Vanny - Cambodia,
follow the link below and watch the video for info





Tep Vanny confronts police during a protest march in the capital.
One of the many affected residents staring out the window of her home near the lake.
Tep Vanny with her children standing on what used to be a lake

One of the villagers praying in her home

Tep Vanny standing in a street in a village next to the lake

Tep Vanny with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards.