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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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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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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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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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.

 

The Moving Ocean

Monday, May 6th, 2013

I recently took a trip down to the South Coast on the Eastern side of Southern Africa to the ever warm Indian Ocean.  It’s beautiful down there, tropical and pretty much warm all year round!  We spent a couple days in Durban and then headed further south for 2 nights where we stayed at my paren’t vacation spot in a little town called, “Shelly Beach”.  I shot these photos down on the beach front, the light was perfect…

 

 

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.

Maloof Money Cup Mega Ramp

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I recently shot photos for the Maloof Money Cup which was held in Kimberley, South Africa.  It’s a huge event with skateboarders from all over the wolrd.  These are a few of the shots I took while up on the Mini Mega Ramp which, trust me, is not mini at all!  Witnessing the guys flying through the air blows my mind, no matter how many times I see it!

Zebra in Makgadikgadi National Park

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Our last stop through Botswan was the Magkadikgadi National Park and, although it has been hit quite hard by poachers, it is still an amzing place to visit.  We did not see any predators or Rhino in the park but we did see hundreds of Zebra as they flocked down to drink from the now permanent river which formed in 2008.  I have no idea why it suddenly appeared in this otherwise baron landscape of dust and thorn trees but it has formed an oasis for the animals to get what they need.  Water.  I managed to sneak out of my car and get down low as the Zebra lapped up the river water.