travel photography south africa

Southern Cape Coast

Sometimes I take loads of photos. Sometimes I feel really inspired and I shoot without even having to think very hard about what I´m doing… it´s just me and the camera and my surroundings and it all blurs together in a kind-of haze where I am vaguely conscious of the fact that I´m not really in control of the situation, nor do I really know if I´m shooting on the correct ISO or if my shutter speed is just right for the specific subject… but I just go with it because I know that when I´m in that zone it´s…

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Karoo Road Trip – Ladismith to Calitzdorp

The distance between Ladismith and Calitzdorp really isn’t very far, but we took a bit of a detour to get there and wandered around on dirt roads for a few hours, chatting to Nguni cattle and enormous tortoises along the way… getting caught in the first of many thunderstorms and then witnessing the most dramatic sunset. The light in the Karoo is really unlike  anywhere else in the world…

Looking Back: adventures, road trips and my last roll of film…

I love these photos for too many reasons to fully explain. The memories they carry make me nostalgic for the “old days” but also make me laugh at how silly and inexperienced we were, and how much dumb stuff we got up to… In 2006, home from my second contract as a cruise ship photographer, my good friend Tara and I decided to go on a “Thelma and Louise” road trip… except we didn’t plan on killing anyone, blowing up petrol trucks or driving off a cliff at the end… but I digress. We borrowed my dad’s 4 wheel drive…