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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Merrell Tsitsikamma MTB Challenge 2014

Merrell Tsitsikamma MTB

Eish … I cannot believe it is a full year since I’ve last shot this amazing MERRELL event … But yeah, time flies, which in this case is not a bad thing, as I got to head up to the Eastern Cape again to go and play in what definitely rates as one of my [...]

Coleman Tripping – KaggaKamma

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Our final destination on my Coleman Outdoor Guide Shoot was KaggaKamma, a stunning private game reserve perched within the transition biome between the Cederberg and the Ceres-Karoo. Set upon a high fynbos plateau on the edge of the Koue Bokkeveld, it personifies wilderness luxury at its very best. What few people realise is that KaggaKamma [...]

Coleman Tripping – Rondeberg

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Rondeberg Resort – on the gorgeous Bulshoek Dam north of Clanwilliam – is one of those perfect family spots if you’re keen on an outdoor getaway. It is close enough to civilisation to not make it a mission, yet far enough off the beaten track to make sure you don’t have to deal with every [...]

Coleman Tripping – Nuwerust Rest Camp

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Working with Coleman’s brand new range of tents and camping equipment got me thinking about a new book …. A #getoutside Guide to all of SA’s brilliant little outdoor secret spots. Places where you can mountain bike and rock climb and fish and trail run and hike and play to your heart’s content. Which brings [...]

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