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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hard at work!

Sometimes, somehow I end up in front of the lens while doing what I love best, photography! They however always seem to end up at the bottom of the drawer far away from anyones eyes, but I thought I'd dust them off and show you what it looks like being me on the job... although you wouldn't say so looking at these!

Working the African Innovation Centre opening for IBM I ran into a familiar shirt along the way...

At Chimp Eden in Nelspruit with Eugene Cousins the owner and star of Escape to Chimp Eden that aired on Animal Planet... was shooting for Discovery Networks at the time for the Animal Planet HD channel launch.

With a bunch of Urbex friends at Orlando Power Station in Soweto.

Receiving a straw hat award, or something like that, shooting for Castrol and BP during their hospitality team building weekend.

At soccer city for game 52 (Argentina vs Mexico) shooting ViP clients for Castrol.... freezing my butt off, but thoroughly enjoyed the match, which by the way was my first live soccer game ever!

Hot Air ballooning with another group of Castrol ViP's.... awesome experience!

Still with Castrol I also got the opportunity to meet some celebs and sport stars at their Performance Lab in Sandton like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel!

Outside Soccer City preparing to work the Final for Castrol.

Also met Nat Geo documentarist Hayden Taylor... awesome guy!

Shooting the RACE F430... courtesy of my good friend Andre van der Veen

While shooting IBM's HPC they asked us for more 'cheesy smiles'... well they got cheesy smiles! LOL

More HPC madness, you decide the winner....

My camera strap is clearly visible so technically I was working.... well thats my story and I'm sticking to it!

The entire HPC crew.... that includes 4 of the best wildlife photographers I've ever met, namely Greg du Toit, Shem Compion, Villiers Steyn and Go Yamagata

Friday, September 3, 2010

The birth of a Studio.

Work on the brand new studio started a little more than a month ago with lots and lots of noise, dust and box shuffling which came to a conclusion this week with a good friend helping me spend over 3 hours, 6 drill bits and almost R200 to drill (almost) 8 holes just to mount my backdrop holders... let me tell you reinforced precast concrete is not to be taken lightly!!!

All that is left is some nice prints on the wall in the 'office' and a opening shoot and cold beers with some good friends to celebrate a decision that only took 4 years to make! I'll catch you all on the flip side!

... and so it begins!

Dry walling done and floor being prepped for the laminate flooring.

Office section done!

The studio side still looking a little worse for wear!

... things starting to take shape on the studio side!

First bits of office furniture in place.

Studio side done and I have to say I just love my red wall!

A pano of the office and studio.