Saturday, June 26, 2010

Window Seat

My client whom I love pre-books my seats when flying. I am sure it is a financial decision which is fine with me. Today was great as the window seat next to me was vacant. For about 3 seconds, and then I wedged my bottom in the seat, a great seat well forward of the wing.

Flying out of Nelspruit I looked out, and was fascinated by the view. It is very dry in that part of the world and there were fires burning all over the hills creating a very Tolkien-esque scene. And being a compulsive snapper I pulled out my camera, fought the flare created by the plane window and made few frames.

It is for this reason that I always keep a camera at hand, even on a short hop flight.

Backline Sunrise

Client says 'Can you do an assignment for us?' I say 'Yes please'. Client says '06h30 on Sunday.'

So I get in the car before sun rise. As I start the motor I get a text message postponing the assignment. I am up so what to do? Head to the beach and take a wander. The light was beautiful. What a great morning to be up early.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Lost Love?

There are a good bunch of sand artists on the Durban beach front. Many of them I have spoken to are foreign, and I imagine there is an interesting story behind this picture. I think I will head back that way tomorrow and attempt to get the full story.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Winter Sunrise

Some times you just have to stop the car and shoot the sunrise.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Photographing Ubuntu

How do you photograph ubuntu? I find it hard enough explaining ubuntu.

The definition of ubuntu which I fall back on is 'I am because you are'. When I was contacted by the New York Times to illustrate this in a story I was excited. When I realised that it was for the sports section I was confused. I won't ruin the story but I will say that in this rural community there certainly seems to be something present that we are missing in the cities.

I had the opportunity to spend time with some really happy kids, most of whom loved being the subject of a photograph. And I hope to visit there again in the not too distant future.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


All the inspiration in the world!