An afternoon with Elliot Sloan.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

I first met Elliot Sloan a couple years ago at the Maloof Money Cup which is now the Kimberley Diamond Cup here in South Africa.  On my recent trip to San Diego, California, I got to go to his house and shoot some photos of him on his ramp in his backyard, also known as the “Rockstar Energy” ramp…  Here are a couple of my favorite photos from the afternoon.

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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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Felix Arguelles & Manny Santiago

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

I shot this photo at the very first Maloof Money Cup in South Africa.  It was quite a wild experience and I have to say one of the best photographic jobs I have ever had.  Being a life long skateboarder and not only seeing but also getting to photograph some of the top professionals from around the world, how could it not be.  Felix Arguelles(left) was a top pro from back in my days of skating and here he is with Manny Santiago(right), one of the top pros from today.  Manny has become a high-light for the spectators here in South Africa for what is now known as the Kimberley Diamond Cup, he’s always having a good time, even if he’s competing in the final.

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Marcel Maasen at Skinner

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I shot these photos of Marcel Maasen skating a pole jom thingy at a D.I.Y skate spot in Pretoria, called, “Skinner”.

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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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Sam Beckett

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

This is Sam Beckett, the guy from England that skates vert with so much style and grace in every trick.  A pretty quiet guy off the ramp but on the ramp, his style was louder than ever and so pleasing to watch.

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Anthony de Mendonca in my Warehouse

Friday, November 9th, 2012

I shot this photo of Anthony a while back when we decided it was time to get creative in my warehouse.  We put the grind box up on the forklift and made a jump ramp out of pallets and random pieces of wood.  A fun evening shooting photos with one of Johannesburg’s top skate boarders.

Jp Du Preez – R.I.P

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Life is the strangest thing known to man.  No one knows why it exists or why we have it, for centuries and centuries cultures have come up with ideas to settle our minds with all kinds of religions and reasons for everything,  giving us meaning here on earth and places to go after we die.  My truth is is that no one has ever died and come back to us to tell a story and validate any religion or after-life place.  I like to think that good things happen to good people.  JP was a great guy and you didn’t even have to know him all that well to see it.  People loved this guy and he radiated energy in a way that I can only dream of.  My heart goes out to those that have lost a dear friend and the families that have lost a brother, son, cousin, nephew or whatever he might have been.  Rest in peace JP, I know your memory shall be cherrished by all and your life an example to those who wish to live as freely as you did.

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!

Maloof Money Cup Activation at Stoneridge Skatepark

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

I actually hadn’t planned on goin to this event on Saturday as I was scheduled to shoot photos with Maanda Mulaudzi for some article.  We had made plans to meet at Stoneridge Skatepark where this was goin on when I arrived.  It was difficult to get some shots amongst the chaos but I did manage to capture Adam Woolf doing a monster kickflip and Tian Van Rensburg doing a huge blunt to fakie on the over-vert wall.