15 April 2014

Goodbye Lagos

Today I head back home after a pretty successful shoot. Lagos is a crazy city with a population of about 18million. Thats about half the population of South Africa in one city! Survival out here cant be easy and as a result its a very dog eat dog environment, only the toughest survive.

I've travelled to Nigeria for work 5 times now and each time I come back i'm impressed by how much this place develops from previous visits. Still it feels wild out here.


In my 5 trips out here I have seen, a plane crash on the runway before our jet was set to take off, a camera man colleague almost being dragged out the window of our moving bus by area boys, my car surrounded by area boys banging on the hood and threatening to shoot me, a man being mob beaten on the side of the road, a dead body lying in a gutter on the side of the road, an army soldier flooring a man who mistakenly walked into a cordoned off area, a car overtaking us at highspeed on the highway without a rear wheel and driving on only the sparking wheel rim, and police man firing an AK 47 into the air in the middle of the cbd to settle an argument.

09 April 2014

some Nigeria

Another big shooting day in Nigeria. I probably lost about 4 litres of water sweating in these crazy hot and humid factories. My camera took a bit of a beating but I got some cool shots though...


07 April 2014

Nigeria

Day one of shooting for Standard Chartered Bank in Nigeria done! really tough working out here. This the view from my hotel..


03 April 2014

part of a story

Spent an hour in Khayelitsha today getting some shots for a possible short photo story. This is Lutho Mentoor who is my subject for the short. This shot taken in her room as she gets ready for school. She shares with her room with her mom and the rest of her siblings.