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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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Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies

Three days. 360 Degrees of off-the-charts #adventure. Scouting a potential new #AR Event in #AugrabiesFalls allowed me and Zane Schmahl to explore beyond the regular tourism boundaries and activities in this national park, and what we’ve found is sure to blow anyone’s mind! Right now, I’m still in that primal coitus interruptus zone of leaving this godlike natural arena, and reflecting on [...]

Namaqua West Coast – Adventure #3

NWC3

That’s Adventure #3 in Namaqua West Coast done and dusted. I really only discovered this outdoor paradise in May this year during Expedition Africa, but since then, it has become one of my absolute favourite #outdoor playgrounds in South Africa. There is the beach break at #Strandfontein, with its right and left lines, where the waves pack serious grunt. Or #Bamboesbaai and the [...]

Namaqua West Coast – Strandfontein

Strandfontein

A couple of days embedded within the natural beauty of the Namaqua West Coast Region and you can’t help feeling like you’ve been on holiday for a week. This region – and most of all its people – somehow manages to surprise you around every corner, with an ever-changing landscape, a scattering of quirky towns and truly [...]

KAZA Trip 2018 – Botswana

KAZA Bots

Click here to see images of the Botswana leg of the KAZA trip

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