Evan Binge

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

I recently shot photos for the “Skateboarding for Hope” tour here in South Africa in which Evan Binge took 3rd place.  On the trip home my friend Mike and I discussed the results and how close it was and I said I preferred some of the other guys styles to Evan’s…  After seeing Evan skate this bowl here in South Africa, my opinion of him has completely changed.  He goes in hard and with all his heart and you can see it in his style.  Sorry Mike, you were right!

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Lightning over Jozi

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Johannesburg is known for it’s awesome lightning storms and last night was no exception.  From our balcanoy you can watch as the storms approach and get louder and louder.  These are some shots I took of a storm as it made it’s way over downtown Johannesburg towards our side of town last night

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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.

Winter Tragedy

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Shacks are a very common site in Johannesburg but unfortunately, stories of them burning to the ground are also very common, especially in winter.  On a recent trip back from the downtown area of Johannesburg, my friend and I spotted some dark smoke rising in the not too far distance.  We decided to get a closer look and see if there were any photo oppertunities to be had.  These are some of the photos I shot and which have been used on our facebook page to help get donations out to the families which have lost their homes and all their belongings.

 

Maboneng

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Maboneng is a section of Downtown Johannesburg that is currently under-going some significant changes as old buildings are being bought up and transformed into new apartments, art galleries and restaurants.  While walking around shooting portraits of the locals for another project, I also shot some of these of the surrounding area.

Farm Scene

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I shot this picture a while ago with my Contax G1 and just liked the old look of this picture, there’s definitely something about shooting with film that you just don’t get when shooting digital. 

Sleeping on the Street

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I found this guy sleeping on the streets of Johannesburg on a recent trip to downtown.  I felt sad for the people down there, drinking their sorrows away…  I think he was dreaming that South Africa would become the 53rd State of America!

Homeless But Happy

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

My friend Simon is visitng me from London and he is also a photographer, infact, I should say, more of a photographer than I am, but that’s not really the point.  So, he has been spending many days actually living down on the Cape Flats where most South Africans wouldn’t even dare walk!  He has told me some crazy stories about the people down there and I can’t even imagine what it must be like to experience that.  Anyways, he came back to JHB for a couple days and we went and shot some pictures in downtoan JHB with our friend JJ who kinda knows the scene down there and he guided us around to get some shots.  These are mine.