Friday, 11 December 2009

FHM December

Shot this for FHM's december issue, the idea behind the shoot was about two people are enjoying the summer during the recession, cutting back on spending on an expensive holiday and instead enjoying atop a beautiful Johannesburg rooftop.

Styled by, Kirsty Stoltz
Hair & Make-Up by Liz van der Merwe

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CoCo and Joe

I recently shot this for 'The President' in Cape Town for a publication they produce for Channel O called CoCo & Joe. They made an entire outfit from paper and Richard de Jaager styled it to perfection.

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Styled by Richard De Jager

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Road Rage!

I was in downtown Johannesburg the other day when two guys had a bumper bashing incident behind me. Being the addicitive snapper that I am, I decided that road rage is one of those things that really upset me in Johannesburg and that I would document.

While shooting, I was standing right on top of the guys having the argument, not once did they notice me while they where so involved.

Road rage is super unnecessary.

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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Narcotics Anonymous Commercial, Directing debut

I recently got the opportunity to work with creative directors Brad Reilly (Royal Metropol) & Gareth Paul (Draft FCB) to create & Direct my first solo TV Commercial. With the guidance of Suburban, the production company which is representing me at present and help from the amazing Flic animation as well as many others, this is what we ended up with.
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Monday, 9 November 2009

Its harder to get people to WinC than it looks.

I recently shot the CellC WinC campaign for Morris Jones. Its harder to get people to wink than it looks. Check out the shots with this mail.

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Thursday, 29 October 2009

ShweShwe Street

I recently hit the streets in the Johannesburg CBD with MTV base's Fikile Moeti. We dressed some peeps in ShweShwe garments and paraded around the city. The results where...

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Everyone loves or loathes Karaoke

Shot this during a great Karaoke session in Cape Town a couple of weeks ago. Either you love or loathe a cheesy song in front of the big screen, Im indifferent about the subject and it depends how many tequilas I've had before my internal Frank Sinatra emerges.



Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Mickey on the Team Uncool Fashion Blog

Recently put up this update on the teamuncool fashion blog. Check it out at


previously un-released Coca-Cola 'The Ultimate Goal'

Earlier this year I shot the stills for The Royal Metropol's, 'Coca-Cola Ultimate Goal' Campaign. Most of the shots where used in the press and as PR, but there where a couple of shots used on Billboard.

I have included some of the original shots and some of the final comps in this update.

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Sunday, 27 September 2009

The Future Shock Collective

Two weeks ago I got to shoot the Future Shock Collective, a new fashion collective from Johannesburg. We decided to shoot both the mens and womens range on a female model. They will primarily be selling their clothes in Europe but you can contact them directly if your interested.

It was a pleasure working with them.

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Monday, 14 September 2009

Hugh Masakela images on the cover of Songlines magazine (UK)

One of my images which where shot during the feature shoot for GQ magazine of Hugh Masakela has been made the cover of UK based music magazine Songlines. Thank you to GQ for giving me the authority to use the other shots from the shoot.

Please visit songlines website to see more on the magazine, and to the art director of the magazines website Ben Serbutt's personal website

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Monday, 7 September 2009

'Concentration' camps in Berlin.

While surrounded by some of the most amazing art I have ever seen in Berlin earlier this year I became obsessed by the oppressive and rather obscure moving security guards in a gallery, so I decided to document them. The guards instilled a fearsome and oppressive mood in the space, every time a voice was lifted a piercing stare would be in your direction and if you got a little to close to the art on the walls they would slowly creep towards you as if about to pounce. They made for great subject matter.

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Monday, 31 August 2009

New on the Team Uncool Fashion Blog

If you haven't heard about the Team Uncool Fashion Blog then check it out. Its M18j92t and my opinionated viewpoint on Fashion in the world and South Africa. We have recently been featured in GQ South Africa and have some great new shoots in pipe works.

Check out my newest shoot below. Too see the rest of the shoot check out the Team Uncool Fashion Blog at

Good times ahead,
Chris S (2009)

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Love to Hate

In Amsterdam a couple of months ago while at a gig with 'Nobody Beats The Drum,' a friend Jori's electro group we ended up at Artquake music festival just outside of Amsterdam close to airport. As most things close to the airport it was a bit like h20 except 20 times smaller.

Found this character with a great t-shirt sitting on the banks near the second stage. Thought it was great.

Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Cleo Magazine Fashion editorial

I have a new fashion editorial out in the newest issue of Cleo Magazine (South Africa). See some of the images below and get the issue to see the rest.

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