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I create. I capture moments. In photographs, as well as in words. As a photojournalist, I use tools – a camera and a computer – in order to freeze-frame short-lived instants in time. To make sure they are remembered long after the passing of the actual moment. There’s duality, a shit-load of it, in fact, as the image I capture utterly depends on where I point my camera. And the words I write depend on my mood, my state of mind, my rapport with my subject, my agony and my ecstasy. But I’m more craftsman than artist, and busting my gut goes hand in hand with that occasional flash of blinding insight.

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MokkaX Launch 2016

#Opel #MokkaX #MokkaMoments

Once again had great fun putting the PENTAX SOUTH AFRICA #PentaxK1 and #PentaxK3 through their paces this past weekend. This time the event was something completely different from my normal adventure missions, and way more focussed on people. (Celebrities, mostly, but I wouldn’t know, as none of them ride bikes or run in the mountains) Excellent fun [...]

ToHellAndBack #Day2: Like a Bat Outta Hell

H&B

“I like that it is a real-life MTB Adventure, without gimmicks and bells and whistles. For real mountain bikers, you know” … That’s the typical comment you get from #HellAndBackers once they bang into the under-belly of Gamkaskloof. They’re usually saying this with a big-ass #DarlingBrew beer clutched in their paws, and with dust and [...]

ToHellAndBack 2016 DAY #1: An Old-School MTB Adventure

H&B day 1

“I like that it is a real-life MTB Adventure, without gimmicks and bells and whistles. For real mountain bikers, you know” … That’s the typical comment you get from #HellAndBackers once they bang into the under-belly of Gamkaskloof. They’re usually saying this with a big-ass #DarlingBrew beer clutched in their paws, and with dust and [...]

Mankele MTB Park 2016

Mankele

No #mtb mission into #Mpumalanga can be complete without a few serious hoicks and climbs into the mountains rucking up around Mankele Mountain Biking Park. This is free-rider country with serious trail attitude, but there are more than enough Intermediate and Beginner options to keep the whole family happy. This time, there was no #DeadMonkeyRide for me and Matthew Drew, as we [...]

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