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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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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Skatepark in the Ghetto

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

These are some shots that I took over the weekend at the skatepark in Alexander Township in Johannesburg.  I always knew it existed but never knew where it was and I have to say, I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was.  It’s a huge park with loads to skate and ride on and the kids there are cool which, for me, is key.  I really don’t care to hang out with a bunch of people that think they’re cooler than everyone else because they skate or ride better.  Who cares, we’re all there to have fun anyways.  It was fun watching these guys rip on their bikes and even more fun shooting some photos.  Thanks to the people that built the skatepark and gave those kids a place to go to and do something positive, it beats most of the parks I’ve seen in upper to middle class neighborhoods.

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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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Switch Ollie by Maanda Mulaudzi

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

This is one of the photos that never got used for a recent article that I shot with Maanda.  It was a random night and we decided to go to this spot and shoot the photo that we’d been discussing for so long.  It didn’t take long for Maanda to land this one thankfully…  Probably one of the dingiest roads in Edenvale.

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TK Modise

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

TK is a young ripper from the south of Johannesburg.  This photo does not serve him justice though, the gap which he is clearing is way bigger than it looks here.  Gap to sketchy bank and a gravel covered roll away and it only took him a couple tries.  His style definitely speaks for itself.

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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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Greg Carlin

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

I recently went to see “Zebra and Giraffe” play their final show of their acoustic tour of South Africa.  I took my camera with in hopes of shooting photos of the whole band…  Well, as with many of the live shows down here, it didn’t quite work out as there was pretty much only one light, focused on the front-man, “Greg Carlin”.  My band shoot turned into the “Greg Carlin”.  So, with really low light and my 70-200mm lens, these are the shots I managed to capture from pretty much the very backrow.

 

Zebra & Giraffe live at Tanz Cafe

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Shoting photos of live bands always proves to be quite a challenge for me!  I can never decide which lens I wanna use and/or if I wanna use flash or not.  At a recent Zebra & Giraffe show I decided to try something totally different.  My 70-200mm lens!  I realy wasn’t sure how it would work out but I’m glad I tried it as the images came out pretty clear and it was really cool to shoot the band from a distance and not have to battle with the people up front for a spot!  I really had to up my ISO setting quite a bit so I decided to shoot mostly in Black & White.

Once in a Blue Moon

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I heard on the radio a couple nights ago that there was a Blue Moon and that it wouldn’t be seen again for quite a long time!  Something like 15 years or something like that, I can’t quite remember now.  I grabbed my camera and ran outside to get a shot of this elusive ‘Blue Moon’.  The Moon itself wasn’t quite blue but, the sky all around was definitely reflecting a blueness.  This is my shot of the not so Blue Moon.