Dalene, you were amazing! Last weekend, I did the first shoot in what I hope will be a series on the subject of Exile. The model was given no direction except the text below and the amazing music ‘In Exile’ by Australian vocalist Lisa Gerrard. Dark and sombre stuff! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgHTf2qtX3o)
(Noun) the state of being barred from one’s native country, typically for political or punitive reasons. Synonyms: banishment, expulsion, expatriation, deportation
(Verb) expel and bar (someone) from their native country, typically for political or punitive reasons. Synonyms: expel, banish, expatriate, deport, drive out, throw out, outlaw Continue reading “In Exile 1”
Apparently Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes books, firmly believed in fairies and went to great lengths to photograph them. I don’t know how much success he had but there are certainly fairies around Pretoria and I have photos to prove it! Enjoy these selections from recent fairy shoots we’ve done. Thank you models Rebecca Stewart, Staci-Leigh Howard, Ané van der Walt and Leah van der Walt! Continue reading “Fairies and forests”
I do yoga with Tumi so I’ve had the pleasure of watching her little bump grow while Tumi seemed to be totally ignoring the fact that she’s pregnant and continued to out-yoga most people! She and hubby, soon to be Daddy, came around to the studio for a maternity shoot and we had such fun! I wanted a range of shots for them so I did both light and dark looks. I think white backgrounds are very over-used so normally my preference is for a darker look but they all worked well. It helps having someone in front of the camera who is enjoying the experience and just going for it! Continue reading “Tumi’s Maternity Shoot”
I borrowed some giraffe bones a while back with the idea of making something artistic. As usual with such ventures, they lay around for a while before things came together – Skin and Bones. I wanted to contrast the hard, white bones with soft dark skin.
Continue reading “Skin and Bone (NSFW)”
Introducing Fentse, a lady you will see a lot of in the next few posts to this blog. This was Fentse’s first photo shoot but she handled it like a star! Her range of expressions, wonderful skin and attitude tell me that she is going to be doing a lot of modelling! We worked on a couple of themes during the shoot; here’s one of them. Continue reading “Red”
This is Siobhan Lloyd-Jones. She was playing wonderful, laid-back jazz at a function I photographed a while back. I thought she deserves a blog entry for entertaining us so well!
Helga and Erich brought Monique and baby Karen along for a family shoot in the studio. Monique soon found her way around the prop box and mixed and matched herself into a fairy skirt, Mardi Gras beads and a purple shawl – so much for Mom’s carefully chosen red dress!
(Click on the thumbnails below to see a slide show.)