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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Danny Mayer and Sam Beckett

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The last night of a big skateboard contest usually means there’s gonna be a bit of a party.  Lots of drinking, laughing, noise and other kinds of craziness.  Always a good time to have your camera out and ready.  Here are some photos I snapped of Danny Mayer and Sam Beckett, 2 amazing vert ramp skaters enjoying their time in the bar at the Kimberley Diamond Cup

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Tommy Fynn

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I got to meet Tommy at the first Maloof Money Cup that was held in South Africa  in 2011 and where he took second place.  The crowd loved him cause he is originally from South Africa and now living in Australia.  Tommy has one of the raddest styles and he’s a seriously nice guy.  I got to shoot this portrait of him at the most recent Maloof Money Cup in Kimberley, South Africa.  This was the last night of the event before everyone headed home.  Keep it up Tommy!

Johannesburg Article for COLOR Magazine

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I shot this photo as part of a little article on Johannesburg for the guys over at COLOR Magazine in Canada.  It’s really an awesome magazine and covers not only skateboarding but  music and art as well.  I know we don’t get the magazine down here in South Africa but  if you’re abroad you should go ahead and pick up a copy, you’ll be happy with your purchase!

Bradley Goodsir

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Meet Bradley Goodsir, son to Richard and Carolynn Goodsir and subject of my first ever baby photographic shoot.  I was slightly nervous going into the shoot as I had never done something like this before and I actually had no idea what to expect!  Needless to say that Bradley was one of the easiest subjects I have ever shot photos of!  He smiled and laughed and seem to enjoybeing the subject of a photo shoot as much as I enjoyed shooting photos of him.  These are just a few of my favourite shots that I picked out this morning.  Enjoy.

Drawing time at Nollie Faith

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

I noticed this kid while shooting photos of the kids skating at Nollie Faith, he just had the cutest expressions on his face as he watched everything goin on around him.  I had to shoot a couple photos of him!

 


 

Using my Fish-Eye Lens at Nollie Faith

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I love using the Canon 15mm Fish Eye lens to create different images. It’s fun to use for portraits and distort the image and create a different feeling about an image that might other wise be pretty boring. These are some of my favourite shots from the skate contest at Nollie Faith last Saturday
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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!

 

Alan and his Guitars

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I can’t remember the last time I met someone that is so passionate about what they do or perhaps I just haven’t.  I spend quite a lot of time at Alan’s house since he is my brother in law but I can honestly say we don’t spend much time speaking to one another and not because we don’t want to, rather cause he is usually playing 1 of his guitars.  On my last visit I decided to get my camera out when I heard him start rocking out in his bedroom.  I shot these photos as the sounds reverberated off the walls and while Alan explained to me the differences between his guitars.  Alan’s band, ‘Zebra & Giraffe’are currently one of the top headlining bands here in South Africa. Check em out!

Portrait of Sam

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Sam thought it would be funny to balance his skateboard on his head, like a traditional Zulu.  I thought it would make a cool photograph.