Jacques Marais Media

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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Turtle release

As usual, the weather report got it complete wrong. Yup,#TwoOceansTurtles Tuesday dawned, but instead of bright and sunny, it damp-squibbed onto the horizon all foggy and blustery.For the 56x rehabilitated turtles waiting to be released, this proved no issue, but you can bet I wasn’t the only photographer lamenting the lack of decent light. These curious [...]

Gods of Rock


This is what happens when you find out your neighbours are actually closet rock gods. Not of the head-banging kind, but rather as far as extreme exposure and looming crags go. I did a quick hike in to Foreign Policy, adjacent to the Muiz Crags, and grabbed a few shots with the #A7R2 while Christo Swanepoel, Nichelle Swanepoel and Tristan Firman played [...]

Ecobound To Hell And Back MTB Challenge – Day 2 – A Pedal from #DieHel


More action from the Ecobound To Hell and Back MTB Challenge – Day 2 Click here to view the pics.

Ecobound To Hell & Back MTB Challenge 2015 – Day #1


Some mountain bike races are (and always will be) old-skool classics. Hell & Back certainly rates as one such race, and it also boasts the distinction of being South Africa’s first ever MTB Stage Race. This year saw Ecobound’s MTB baby turn 21 and, as usual, these two days of bike adventuring into the remote [...]

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