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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An afternoon at the DC/Monster Energy Vert Ramp with PLG

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

One of the highlights of my recent trip to California was meeting up with PLG(Pierre Luc Gagnon) to shoot some photos at the DC/Monster Energy ramp in San Diego.   A picture of him helping me get the lighting set and a picture of the frontside air to wrap up the session.

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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…

 

Anthony de Mendonca in my Warehouse

Friday, November 9th, 2012

I shot this photo of Anthony a while back when we decided it was time to get creative in my warehouse.  We put the grind box up on the forklift and made a jump ramp out of pallets and random pieces of wood.  A fun evening shooting photos with one of Johannesburg’s top skate boarders.

Jp Du Preez – R.I.P

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Life is the strangest thing known to man.  No one knows why it exists or why we have it, for centuries and centuries cultures have come up with ideas to settle our minds with all kinds of religions and reasons for everything,  giving us meaning here on earth and places to go after we die.  My truth is is that no one has ever died and come back to us to tell a story and validate any religion or after-life place.  I like to think that good things happen to good people.  JP was a great guy and you didn’t even have to know him all that well to see it.  People loved this guy and he radiated energy in a way that I can only dream of.  My heart goes out to those that have lost a dear friend and the families that have lost a brother, son, cousin, nephew or whatever he might have been.  Rest in peace JP, I know your memory shall be cherrished by all and your life an example to those who wish to live as freely as you did.

Red Dove Designs Product Shoot

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Some of the latest products from Red Dove Designs recently found their way into my light tent.  These are just a few of my favorite shots.

 

Elliot Sloan

Friday, October 7th, 2011

These are some photos that I shot of Elliot Sloan at the Maloof Money Cup that was just held recently in Kimblery, South Africa.  I think Elliot is the only pro very skater ever to come out of New York, or at least one of the only, I can’t quite remember!  Either way, his skating and style on the vert ramp had me stoked!  Check him out!