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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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TransCape MTB Stage Race – Day 6


Mountain-biking days do not come much better than #Stage6 at the annual #TransCapeMTB Stage Race from Knysna to Franschhoek. Imagine pedalling up #Bakenskop with the sunrise at your back, missioning up the side-winding #singletrack with the village of #Greyton still slumbering way below. Even better, once you plateau just beyond the summit fence stile, you realise the local Winelands #TrailFairies have been hard at work creating brand [...]

TransCape MTB Stage Race – Day 3


After a mammoth Stage 2, this is pretty much a day of ‘mind over matter’, with around 70km-plus of gavel and stone linking you from the sublime Rooiberglodge all the way to the town of Riversdale. That sounds pretty do-able if you’re an MTB god and Stage Racers do it every day, but hell, with 140km in [...]

TransCape MTB Stage Race 2017 – Brand New Vibe


TransCape Take III … now with added ‘ASG’ and ‘VXC’! Folks, if you thought you could not step up the level at this annual #TransCape event, you had better think again! Yup, both ASG Events and Volvo Cars (South Africa) have come on board for #2017, and this has been the proverbial cherry on top. (I mean, who would [...]

Into the Heart of the Bo-Karoo

#KarooHighlands #OpenAfrica

The final Part of our #OpenAfrica road trip into the #KarooHighlands … This exploration covered the eastern section of the beautiful Bo-Karoo, and on the next trip we head into Tankwa and the Hantam, to spend some quality time in Nieuwoudtville, Loeriesfontein, Calvinia and Sutherland. The locals say you cry twice in #VictoriaWest; once when [...]

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