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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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.

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!

Alan and his Guitars

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I can’t remember the last time I met someone that is so passionate about what they do or perhaps I just haven’t.  I spend quite a lot of time at Alan’s house since he is my brother in law but I can honestly say we don’t spend much time speaking to one another and not because we don’t want to, rather cause he is usually playing 1 of his guitars.  On my last visit I decided to get my camera out when I heard him start rocking out in his bedroom.  I shot these photos as the sounds reverberated off the walls and while Alan explained to me the differences between his guitars.  Alan’s band, ‘Zebra & Giraffe’are currently one of the top headlining bands here in South Africa. Check em out!

Obscure Obsticle.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

While cruising around the streets of Johannesburg recently, trying to find something worthy to skate and shoot a photograph on, we stumbled upon this rather interesting piece of sidewalk decoration.  A bath-tub from 1936 which was salvaged out of some old building in the Hillbrow area of downtown Johannesburg.  I thought it would make for some cool skate shots!  Sam did a well styled crooked grind across it while Bergen destroyed it with a Nollie Backside lip slide to big spin out!  Here are some of the still shots I took.

Chief Crazy Man Inn

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Everytime I go back to California, it usually involves a couple trips to the town of “Nevada City” with Jon to visit his friends and family that live up there.  This is one of the pictures I took of him when I was last there with him, waiting for everyone to group so we could go have breakfast.