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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Wheel Chair Crowd Surfer

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

This image is probably one of my favorite images that I took at the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Canada recently.  A guy in a wheel chair, crowd surfing.  That has to be a rare sight for sure.  Seeing the look on the guys face as the crowd passed him around and got him closer to the stage made my day.  It’s always aweosme to see people come together to help someone less fortunate than themselves and here, of all places, where I would have expected it the least.

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Lee La Douceur

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I first met Lee back in 2000 when we worked together at a Surf/Skate/Snowboard store in Ocean Beach California.  Our friendship kicked off immediately as we were into all kinds of similar things.  Music, skating and Mexican food.  Lee is an amzing dude, an amazing musician and surfer but most of all, one of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet.  I’ve missed this guy.  I shot this picture of him surfing the other day and it’s pretty much the first ever surf photo I’ve ever shot.  I’d be fine if it was my last, not that I hate shooting surfing, I’m just satisfied with the image.

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Madagascar Boats…

Monday, May 12th, 2014

I was just going through some of the photos I took on our honeymoon the other day and stumbled across these.  A typical Madagascar style fishing boat out in the bay at sunset.  I loved it there and would really love to go back some day and shoot more photos, one of the most mystical places I have ever been to.

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White Backed Vultures

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Seeing any animal that is critically endangered is something special and rather lucky.  These Vultures, like many other species have been pushed to the critically endangered list by the ever growing meat industry which strives to take away land from the Natural world so that live-stock can use it for grazing.  As the land is used up for this, natural predators are all wipedas they pose a direct threat the live-stock and to the farmers pockets.  Since these birds are scavengers and feed on the carcasses which get left behind by the predators, it becomes harder and harder for them to survive.  Live-stock farmers have also been known to put out poisoned carcasses to kill off predators, not realising that these innocent birds will also come and feed on the same meat.  You might be wondering why I am writing such a long blog post for one photo…  Well, the answer is simple.  I care.  People need to be educated about what it is exactly they are supporting everytime they walk into a grocery store and buy that meat off the shelf.  Look a little deeper, stop covering your eyes to the realities of the destruction of our beautiful planet, stop only thinking about yourselves and start caring.  There is a lot of attention on the destruction of the Rhino in Africa at the moment but what people do not realise is that thousands of animals are dying on a daily basis, all thanks to the meat industry.

I shot this photo of these 2 Vultures on an early morning drive through the Kruger National Park in January 2014.  The silhouette of Vultures on a dead tree is something of an African icon and always a welcome photograph.

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Giraffe at Sunset.

Monday, January 27th, 2014

A Giraffe’s pattern and colors are best expressed at dusk or dawn.  That is all.

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Kimberley Diamond Cup Opening Ceremony.

Monday, October 14th, 2013

The opnening ceremony for the Kimberley Diamond Cup was quite something to see this year.  I hung around to shoot photos of the fireworks and bands that would be performing for a rather enthusiastic crowd.  I ended up enjoying the evening way more than I had expected to and got some fun photos of the festivities.  Here are some of the shots I got as the fireworks sparked away like a war in the sky above the crowd.

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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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Wildebeest of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

I just spent about 10 days in the Kgalgadi National Park which is situated between Namibia, Botswana and South Africa in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.  It’s known to be one of the best destinations for for viewing Africa’s big cats, especially the Black Mained Kalahari Lion which we did actually see, just not close enough to get a shot of.  The days became long as we searched for the elusive cats, only to spot them way off in the distance.  It’s easy to become trapped in th search for what seems to be the only cool thing to photograph, as a photographer you constantly need remind yourself to get creative and make the most of every situation.  The light’s not always gonna be perfect, your favorite lens may have been left back at camp and of course, Lions and Leopards aren’t just gonna present themself to you around every corner.  In this shot I made the most of a dry dusty, otherwise pretty boring morning drive up the Nossob River where we spotted a herd of Wildebeest on the move, the sun was comin up over the horizon and the animals were kicking up some dust as they moved, these shots were almost too obvious.

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Shelly Beach Long Exposure

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Here is another one of the long exposures I took while down at Shell Beach last week.  I love how a long exposure gives a photo life and really brings a cool dynamic into a photo if used correctly.  I hung around on the beach for quite some time to find the right spot and wait for the light to be just right, it always pays off to be patient.