Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Paris & The Giant Impossible Project Camera

So finally, I've decided to start blogging images from my recent trip to Europe. I ran away for the month of February to visit the old world once more, visiting friends and meeting amazing new people. Through that process I documented and shot portraits of the people I met and spent time with.

One of my most enjoyable experiences was shooting on The Impossible Projects 20 x 24 super large format 'Polaroid' Camera. Yes, you heard right, a 24 x 20 Polaroid. It was quiet an experience. Thanks to Alexandra Senes who I had the pleasure of meeting in South Africa a few months back I got the to connect with the Impossible Works, the company which operates the large format camera. The Impossible works are a Paris based company which build their collection of images by collaborating with Photographers around the world by getting them to shoot different subjects on the Large format camera, in this way building their collection.

Below are the images from the portrait set up at Alexandra's event at the 'Ecole De La Chambre Syndicale  de la couture parisienne', I have also included a portrait of Alexandra into the mix.

Thanks again to Alexandra Senes and Valerie Hersleven (The Impossible Works) for this amazing experience and the impending results. Please see more info on the Impossible Works on their website -


kawaïi Junko - Japanese Journalist

Susie Bubble,  Fashion Blogger -

Paolo Calia - Decorator & Parisian Socialite 

Beatrice Ardisson - DJ / Musician (wife of famous TV personality Thierry Ardisson) & daughter Ninon Ardisson - Young fashion designer studying at Central St. Martins in London. 

Electric Guest - Band from the USA

Marko Matysik - Stylist, Writer and editor of Vogue International

Baptiste Roger Lacan & Liora Jaccottet - Students

Alexandra Senes -

Marko Matysik with his image. 

Self Portrait.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Suzaan Heyns

At end of 2011, Johannesburg based fashion designer Suzaan Heyns approached me to shoot her A/W 2012 Collection which had just been shown at SA Fashion Week in Johannesburg. After a long process of conceptualisation and production, here are the images.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

A Portrait of Loic Prigent

While in Paris recently I got the opportunity to shoot a portrait of the award winning documentary film maker Loic Prigent who is famous for working with well known fashion designers 24 hours before a fashion show. To be honest I have only seen the trailers and have ordered my box set, I will be posting more images from trip to Europe of February 2012 in the next few days.

I couldn't find any tangible links to Loic's work, I a funny feeling it has something to do with the fact that I am typing in english and most of the links are in French. You can see his IMDB page here


Monday, 19 March 2012

Dirty Paraffin in Dazed & Confused Magazine

I am happy to announce a new image of my mine in Dazed & Confused. The shot is of Dirty Paraffin, the PrimalStof originators from Johannesburg. The shot was done while in Johannesburg working with Rod Stanley (Editor) of Dazed and on the production of the Supremebeing shoot for Styling Concepts last year


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Portraits for Design Indaba magazine 2012

MJ Turpin

For this years Design Indaba, I got the opportunity to shoot portraits of an array of creative folk from Johannesburg. The concept was to spend time with the creators in their studio spaces and get as candid a shot as possible, capturing their environment, themselves and their work. 

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Givan Lotz

Thabo Tsatsinyane from The Smarteez

Adriaan & Katy from Dokter & Misses

Friday, 9 March 2012

Claudia Mohr

Last year I was commissioned by singer and jazz musician Claudia Mohr in Cape Town to shoot her album cover for her first solo release. This was the result.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Wyatt Hair - Davines WWHT 2012 Miami Shoot

Over the course of last year I worked with the amazing hair dresser and salon owner Candice Wyatt who over the last couple of years has reached international acclaim through numerous competitions. Last year she was awarded the opportunity to showcase her work in Miami at Davines World Wide Hair Tour which took place in Miami, USA.

She approached me after doing a shoot with Eve Rakow from the Johannesburg based based Eletronic band The Frown where she had engineered her hair for the shoot. You should recognise this shot if you know my work as it is the banner image on the blog.

After months of hard work and a process of hair sculpturing, here are the final results which I documented and which where presented in Miami.

Macolm Che', Also made some great videos which documented the whole process up and until the presentation in Miami, see them on his vimeo page here:

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