Clicks are holding a roadshow that is going round the country, I was commissioned to do the photography at the Durban leg. It was held at the ICC, where I seem to spend a lot of time nowdays. The event consisted of executive speakers, an annual report back, prizes and a talent show. The staff were all dressed like hippies and it had a Christmas theme because we’re going into the Christmas season now, and the whole event was sponsored by Nedbank and Old Mutual.
Along with the photography I also shot a lot of footage with my video camera which I had with me, I edited it all together to make this highlights clip.
I was one of four official photographers at the ITU Telecom World 2018 conference and expo at the Durban ICC. Even though the event took place over three days, I was hired to shoot for six days because of all the pre-events and planning meetings. It was an intense couple of days when the main event was on, the health app on my phone said I walked an average of 6km every day while carrying a 25kg equipment bag. The brief was to capture as many natural and unposed photos as possible, and to make sure all VIP’s were photographed at every meeting. After each session I had to upload a selection to the official Flickr account for journalists all over the world to download. The president Cyril Ramaphosa spoke at the opening ceremony, and the minister of telecommunications Siyabonga Cele was there throughout the conference. I think he must have grown tired of seeing me with my camera’s everywhere he went.
Thanks to Ledia from ITU for calling me all the way from Geneva to chat and hire me for the event, and thanks to the boys from Ocean Driven Media for shooting with me. I’ll recommend you guys again any time.
I’ve known Jade for a number of years through the wedding industry, so when she asked me to make a website for her I was overjoyed. She is one of KZN’s most efficient wedding co-ordinators plus she makes amazing cakes. She had a friend of hers design her logo which I incorporated into the site and colour scheme. The responsive site features are a home page with full width images, scrolling testimonials, a contact form and google map widget. Elsewhere on the site are image galleries and information sections.
Wishingwell Lodge is a small affordable lodge situated in Westville, it has a big Boma which contains a full kitchen and big screen TV next to the pool. It has 6 generous size rooms, many with extra beds for the children. It’s situated close to the freeway.
Shooting interiors is a time consuming job, every shot was taken with the camera mounted on my tripod and triggered remotely. Still, I enjoy every moment of it!
I recently spent two days up at Insingizi Lodge in Mid Illovo. It’s a popular wedding venue and it has a spa and stunning accommodation, 9 rooms in total. They are busy redoing their website and needed images of all the interiors and exteriors. Ruth and I spent a few nights there as a mini getaway after our wedding, and one evening while chatting to the the manager Ali I mentioned that I do photography. The next day an enquiry came through my website and she said she wanted me to do photos of the venue for their website.
Unfortunately the sun was a no-show so the pool photos didn’t end up being any good, but I’m quite proud of the way the rest of them turned out.
Carryn from Desire2Hire does wedding and function décor, flowers and co-ordination. Her original logo was an image she downloaded from Shutterstock with the name of her company typed over it. Ruth made a wonderfully elegant new logo with a beautifully modified typeface. The site features a slider on the home page with call to action buttons, a bio area, scrolling client testimonials, instagram feed, image gallery, contact form and an online catalogue ordering system.
I was about to leave for a family shoot in Umhlanga when I received a call from a chap who needed some photos of his retail cart at Gateway, I told him I would happily swing past there on my way back from my other shoot. So I finished up the beach shoot and went straight to Gateway, I took a couple of photos of the cart and was finished about 20 minutes later. The next day I did a quick edit of the photos and sent them to the client, it was one of the quickest and most painless shoots I’ve ever done. A day or two after that, he called again and asked for some packshots to be done of his products, those pics can be found in the packshots gallery.
This is the Christmas shoot I did in December for Del Coursy Jewellery. It was a bit late to do the shoot which put a bit of extra pressure on me to edit and deliver the photos in a hurry, but I managed to get them finished in time. The image below lived on the front page of the Del Coursy website for over a month and also went into some magazines here in South Africa and also in the UK. Juliet and Adela were again our wonderful models.
I designed the original Mustard Seed Productions website back in 2009 using a combination of hand coded HTML, Flash and Dreamweaver. It was time for an update so I got to work on installing WordPress and redesigning the website. I added images which I’d taken at an event that I had worked at together with Mustard Seed Productions, they did the sound, staging and lighting while I did the photography.