Old guy from Alexandra Township

Monday, August 25th, 2014

I recently took another short photo walk around the township of Alexandra here in Johannesburg, South Africa.  There’s always something going on with the hustle and bustle of people flowing in and out of the houses and alleyways.  This old guy approached me and was very eager to get his picture taken.  This is him.

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Little Raylee Austwick

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Our cousin’s recently came to visit us for a week with their 7 month old little girl, “Raylee”.  We set up a photo shoot in our living room and here are some of the results.  She’s quite a little heart melter.

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Old Lady of Johannesburg

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

I shot this portrait quite a few years back of this Zulu lady in Johannesburg, South Africa.  She was definitely a character and loved having her photo taken.

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Brothers

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

I just found this photo in my archives today of the 2 brothers from Malawi that did most of the renovation work on our home.  We’re forever thankful for the great work they did.  On the left is “Evans” and on the right is “Size”.

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Danny Mayer and Sam Beckett

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The last night of a big skateboard contest usually means there’s gonna be a bit of a party.  Lots of drinking, laughing, noise and other kinds of craziness.  Always a good time to have your camera out and ready.  Here are some photos I snapped of Danny Mayer and Sam Beckett, 2 amazing vert ramp skaters enjoying their time in the bar at the Kimberley Diamond Cup

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Kimberley Street Kid.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The downtown area of Kimberley is quite small, no tall sky scrapers or anything like that.  It does have something in common with most large downtown areas such as that of Johannesburg and Cape Town, Street Kids.  They walk the streets at night looking for a fix, whatever drugs they can find to help them through their lives.  No parents and no home to go to, they sleep pretty much where ever they can.  We came acoss this kid that asked the security guard at the Post Office is he could sleep right there on the stairs.  She said she felt sorry for him so she gave him a piece of bread which you can see in the photos.  I have no idea how old this kid is but he had Tattoos on his leg and another guard told us that this kid had been into some of the heaviest drugs the night before…  Apparently he ran away from home and then ran away from the ‘safe haven’ as well, left to lurk the streets of Kimberley, steeling stuff to sell for drugs.  Quite a sad story.

A man, his dog and a fire

Friday, January 25th, 2013

I was driving out in the middle of nowhere, close to a town called Nigel here in South Africa…  I was actually trying to meet up with some people but got lost along the way and stumbled across this little scene.  Pulled my car up and spoke to the man and tried to understand his broken english…  He agreed to let me shoot some photos and even called his dog over to get involved!  I shot these photos, gave the man a candy treat and was on my way.  I love how Africa has these strange things goin on in the most un-suspecting places, all you gotta do is get off the main roads and get yourself lost.

Tommy Fynn

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I got to meet Tommy at the first Maloof Money Cup that was held in South Africa  in 2011 and where he took second place.  The crowd loved him cause he is originally from South Africa and now living in Australia.  Tommy has one of the raddest styles and he’s a seriously nice guy.  I got to shoot this portrait of him at the most recent Maloof Money Cup in Kimberley, South Africa.  This was the last night of the event before everyone headed home.  Keep it up Tommy!

Garrett Hill & Lizard King in Kimberley

Monday, December 10th, 2012

I shot some photos of these 2 having fun on the Mini Mega Ramp while at the Maloof Money Cup in Kimberley South Africa this year.  Fun watching the guys step away from the seriousness of the contest to have some fun and laughs and mess around on the stuff they actually wouldn’t be skating on during the contest.

Braydon Szafranski and Garrett Hill on Safari

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Being a photographer at the Maloof Money Cup is definitely a great experience, watching the pros skate and getting to shoot photos with them is such a pleasure!  I spent more time this year hanging out with the guys and gettin to know them a little better.  It seriously helps for the photography side of things and you are no longer just some random guy shooting photos.  I took Braydon and Garrett to see the Lions at a sanctuary just outside of Kimberley…  All the animals on this farm were pretty much rescued from being hunted.  There are many ‘canned’ Lion Hunting farms around Kimberley, it’s absolutely disgusting on every level.  I was really stoked to take these guys to this farm and see that there are still people trying to do some kind of good out there.  Braydon was definitely not too sure about being in the cage with the Lions, as you can see…  Garrett didn’t mind it too much!  Braydon did teach a small Bat Eared Fox about Ozzy Osbourne though…