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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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Build it Trek 2 Teebus 3 day MTB Karoo Adventure

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I’m an #OosKaap boytjie, so the odds were always high that I would enjoy #Trek2Teebus and the #steynsburg region. I never knew how much, though … In a way, it was like coming home, I suppose. The Baviaans River Conservancy where I grew up is but a couple of hours away, and I felt like a 56yr old kid let loose [...]

Trek 2 Teebus – Steynsburg

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Bloubospunt. Plaatfontein. Bulhoek. Koffiebus. Diknek … And the iconic #Teebus, of course. We’ve just returned from a magical hour of celestial perfection at the foot of this jagged outcrop while grabbing some #startrailimagery, and let’s just say I’m star-struck by what the #outdoor crowd can experience here in #steynsburg. This far-flung corner of the #Karoo where the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and [...]

Trek 2 Teebus – Teebus

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Our 11hr #roadtrip to #trek2teebus started around 3am, but going completely unplugged on the antediluvian #Karoo plains makes it all worthwhile. A magical landscape beckons beyond #steynsburg, with the bizarre #Teebus and #Koffiebus koppies looming up from the savanna grassland like two geometric boobs. The towering Teebus – culminating in 80m high cliffs – proved too much of a temptation for the @OZone_africa crew, prompting Zane Schmahl and #DieOom to [...]

Birthday

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As a birthday present to myself, I completely ignored the ball-ache that is Social Media for pretty much most of the weekend. A huge THANK YOU is therefore overdue now to all those fantastic Facebookians who took time out to wish me a happy 56th spin around the sun. It’s been a pretty awesome year, [...]

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