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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Let There Be Light!

Extreme lights

‘Extreme Lights’ … the name says it all. My shoot last week with Charl, Hannes and their crew made me realise rather suddenly how pathetic my current MTB lights are, and that LED technology has advanced with leaps and bounds in the three years since I purchased my kit. The good news is that this [...]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015

TransCape

Dream job … go recce the route for the upcoming Transcape MTB Stage Race through the forest of the Garden Route and along the back roads of the Klein Karoo for a couple of days. Can’t say no to that, so I teamed up with Race Director Lenore Collett and Route Director Jeff Willcox, and [...]

Holi-Baby

Holi-Baby

A couple of weeks back Kay, the kids and I snuck off on a well-deserved holiday break. Sunshine coast beaches, J-Bay surf, a family christening, a couple of MTB trails, some kayaking and a whole lot of lazy, rainy days came as part of the deal. I took a lot less cameras than usual, and [...]

Merrell Tsitsikamma MTB Challenge 2014

Merrell Tsitsikamma MTB

Eish … I cannot believe it is a full year since I’ve last shot this amazing MERRELL event … But yeah, time flies, which in this case is not a bad thing, as I got to head up to the Eastern Cape again to go and play in what definitely rates as one of my [...]

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