• Featured,  Personal,  Photography

    OUR WEDDING: THE PHOTOS

    Five months and 20 days later than planned, on 24 October 2020, Guillaume and I finally got all dressed up to exchange vows and say ‘I do’ under an indigenous tree canopy in front of a (relatively) intimate gathering of loved ones. We were gifted a perfect spring-on-the-cusp-of-summer-day at the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay, with a light breeze ruffling hems and hairdos as the sun kissed our cheeks, hands, necks and brows.

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    Snaps: Lockdown morning walks

    It’s safe to say that, right now, none of us is probably where we thought we’d be at the beginning of the year. Maybe you were meant to be heading off on a long-awaited overseas holiday. Or perhaps you were gearing up to cheer your matric class on for their June and September exams. Chances are, you were planning some sort of special family gathering – whether around Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or a birthday. Me? Well, you know where I was meant to be. Married and living in our new home. Alas, lockdown entered and none of that happened.

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    Snaps: Experimenting with expired film

    I recently hit the 35mm jackpot when I stumbled upon an incredible deal on Bidorbuy: 12 expired Kodak Gold 100 ISO films for something ridiculous like R200. Obviously, I put my bid and – to my absolute surprise – won the auction without even the slightest hint of an opponent. Since setting out on my experimentations with film photography mid-last year, I’ve been dreaming about shooting on expired film, simply because it increases the chances of thrilling and unexpected effects in the final product. Well, I finished my first roll of the Bidorbuy batch (which expired in 2007) last week and picked up my developed images at Orms today. While…

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    Photography,  Travel

    Snaps: Rod’s Trail, Betty’s Bay

    While the past week or so has been a rather stormy one down here in the Western Cape, I must say, we’ve really been blessed with some particularly pleasant winter weather. And nowhere is a bright winter’s day more beautiful than in Betty’s Bay. Anyone familiar with that side of the world will know that for 80% of the year it’s a high energy zone – all gale force winds and stormy seas. But when it decides to take a breather and… just… rel…ax, it’s seriously the most exquisite place in the world.

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    Weekend wandering in the Kogelberg mountains

    A mid-winter weekend spent exploring the mountains above my home town, the sea breeze caressing my bare arms, the sun kissing my cheeks, the strange embrace of brand new hiking boots on my feet. Getting to dedicate large chunks of both Saturday and Sunday to soaking up the splendour of the Hangklip area’s natural beauty, with my parents, aunt and cousin was such a treat and left me feeling truly rich… Here are a few pics: