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!

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.

Obscure Obsticle.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

While cruising around the streets of Johannesburg recently, trying to find something worthy to skate and shoot a photograph on, we stumbled upon this rather interesting piece of sidewalk decoration.  A bath-tub from 1936 which was salvaged out of some old building in the Hillbrow area of downtown Johannesburg.  I thought it would make for some cool skate shots!  Sam did a well styled crooked grind across it while Bergen destroyed it with a Nollie Backside lip slide to big spin out!  Here are some of the still shots I took.

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. 

Wallride.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

I’ve been shooting an article for Session magazine for the last couple of months, it’s a feature on Bergen Nielson.  While out and about on a Sunday afternoon, searching for spots we came across this bank to wall thingy.  I didn’t get a shot of Bergen on it but instead, Sam Khumalo…  Rather large wall ride to fakie!