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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Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Champs 2015 – Day


I’m no skater punk. Never has been, and never wilI had my fair share of rebeeling in my youthl. Give me a mountain bike or a pair of trail running shoes, maybe a 9′ 2″ longboard in a wedgy swell, and you’ll see me grinning from ear to ear. Sk8er Boy? Not so much. But [...]

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2015 – Day 1


Updated on Saturday The annual pilgrimage of all things skate in the good old RS-of-A once again kicked off in Kimberley yesterday, with the grunge generation heading into the Diamond Fields region of the Northern Cape.These skater boys and girls travel into this place of searing heat and roiling dust to see their heroes grab [...]

Cruising the Quiver Tree Route

Quiver tree

The #GreenKalahari‘s ‘Quiver Tree Food & Wine Route’ boasts a host of destinations, ranging from superb camping spots and self-catering river resorts to 5-star guesthouses. If you’re ever up in this amazing part of the Northern Cape, do yourself a favour and check out some of the very diverse (and often completely unexpected) places. Oranjerus Resort [...]

Desert Daze – Kalahari River Safaris

Kalahari River Safaris

My opportunity for a couple of days of play while up in the Green Kalahari came as a huge bonus while shooting the 2015 Edition of the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon. This then is the thing about this arid province: every time I get up there, it conspires like an old friend to suck me [...]

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