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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TransBaviaans 2018 – The Repeat

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One week later, and Boom! Time for the EcoBound Mountaiin Events TransBaviaans 2018 Repeat, with another 1200-plus MTB heroes taking on the gruelling 230km pedal via the wild and rugged Baviaanskloof  Mega-reserve in the Eastern Cape. These last few years have seen a massive step-up in the quality of the field – even during The Repeat  - and the top dogs [...]

Transbaviaans 2018: Biking Baboon Gorge

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Right, time to start uploading the proper pix from Ecobound Mountain Events TransBaviaans 2018  … still working through stacks of images, so expect more photos and videos to follow over the next couple of days … As usual, exceptional dedication and teamwork from  Zane Schmahl and the brilliant  Ecobound MTB  Crew.  As always, TransBaviaans proved to be an absolutely [...]

Namaqua West Coast Day #3: Did I mention the Wine!?

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Throwback Thursdayish post, time-lining back to this time last week in the Namaqua West Coast, with #DieOom ducking and diving to avoid a mid-week hangover … Our final day on the #VisitNWC Media Recce started off at delightful #DoringBay, a dorp with more secrets than you could shake a proverbial stick at. Diamond boats drift on the tempestuous tides here, while [...]

Namaqua West Coast Day #2: Take Me to the Water

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Namaqualand is made for early morning missions. Die son gooi oranje en rooi van vroegdag af, en die lig vir fotografie skop gat terwyl daai #magichour hou. Ek en Peter Kirk is dus reeds vroeg voor sonop by Maskam Guest Farm na #gifberg toe op soek na nog foto’s wat die natuur prag van Namaqua West Coast kan vasvang. From the crevacces [...]

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