Sunset in Brighton

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I’ve seen many friends posting photos of their sunset experiences in from Brighton Beach in the U.K.  Always wanted to experience it for myself and have some photos to show.  It happened in December 2011 and here are my photos.

Happy kid at Nollie Faith

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

This is another shot I took at the Nollie Faith gathering on Saturday. I noticed this little kid sitting on the curb, all by himself while the other kids were skateboarding and having a good time. He looked like he’d been crying. I decided to approach him and try chat to him and maybe sheer him up and get him to enjoy the day with the other kids. I soon realised that his English wasn’t the best but he definitely understood the language of photography and when he saw himself on the screen on the back of my camera, he could barely contain himself! Just by taking his photo, I had completely changed his mood. I’m not sure if he was just excited to see himself on the camera or maybe it made him feel special that someon had taken enough interest in him to actually take a photo of him, either way, it made me feel warm inside. Viva la power of the camera!

 

Wild in the Streets

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The ‘Nollie Faith’ community is basically a couple guys that are helping street kids in the area of Maboneng, Johannesburg.  I’m not quite sure how the whole thing works but it seems the kids have access to skateboards and other cool stuff.  I went down there on Saturday to take a look… these are some of my photos.

Streets for a Playground

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I shot these photos on a recent trip to the Maboneng Precinct in the downtown area of Johannesburg.  This kid really enjoyed running up to the camera and then riding off down the street on his skateboard.

Cultural Contrast

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Johannesburg is definitely a place of diverse culture, with so many different languages and tribal back rounds, just about every person you meet has his or her own individual story of tradition and belief.  It’s an interesting place to say the least!  I’ve been going down there to meet up with the local skateboarders for the past couple weekends now trying to capture moments in time as they move about in this crazy, contrasted environment. 

POST at 70 Juta

Friday, August 12th, 2011

POST has become one of our favorite places to go get coffee and hang out with some cool people in downtown Johannesburg.  If you’re ever in Johannesburg and you feel like some good food, music, excellant coffee and great company, make sure you stop by!  The address is 70 Juta!  If you’re rollin in on a skateboard, they’ll even give you some free lemonade! 

Tim Moolman

Monday, March 14th, 2011

I first met Tim at an exhibition I was doing last December, we chatted for a brief moment about some photography stuff and he showed me some of his photos on his phone.  Months later, I was skating the local skate park close to my house and saw him there, carving through the park with the unmistakable style of someone that has been familiar with a skateboard their entire life.  We have since then skated together many times and shared many laughs.  I shot these photos of Tim doing a Melon Grad over his Vespa last Friday, he broke himself and couldn’t skate the rest of the weekend but I’m sure he’ll agree that it was well worth it!  Tim is also an amazing wedding photographer!

Check out Tim’s Photography work at www.timmoolmanphotography.co.za

Sarah @ Post

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Some friends of ours recently opened a coffee shop in the downtown area of Johannesburg.  It’s a cool spot to relax or meet up with some friends and sip some of the best poured coffee in town.  I love it there and love their coffee!  Our Saturdays have become a regular visit since their opening!  I shot these photos there this last Saturday and I’m already looking forward to goin back!  Post is situated on 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein so make your way down there and get your fix.

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.

Hi-Jacked Building.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I recently went to visit a Hi-Jacked building in the downtown area of Johannesburg.  Basically, people would just take over the building and there was nothing the landlord could do about it.  There is some weird protection act here in South Africa that protects homeless people.  This building has been re-claimed and it’s gonna be made into something way more appealing!  My friend Clayton took me through the building so I could shoot some photos, here they are!