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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Kalahari Challenge – #TomTom

Kalahari TomTom

Despite busting my #TomTomBandit in a gat-oor-kop #endo along one of those bushveldt #KalahariChallenge tracks, I still managed to access some of the imagery and video I shot on the first couple of days. Here are a few of the frame grabs and stills – see if you can spot yourself! And keep an eye out for the link to #FreeDownloads which we [...]

Kalahari MTB Challenge – Day 3

Kalahari 3

Sitting at JHB Airport with dust in my ears and eyes, and up my ass, but with a huge smile on my face. What an incredible experience it has been to shoot the #KalahariChallenge up in Botswana these past few days. If you’re keen on a serious session of #AdventureMTB, add this to your Do-List [...]

Published Stuff – Latest

Hell&Back

Some of my published articles from the 20-odd local and international mags and newspapers I contribute to. Have focused on a range of features, from extreme sport to family and adventure travel, just to prove you can teach an old dog new tricks. Click here to view the pics

Roads Less Travelled

Roads

A few more Edits from last week’s Northern Cape trip, a gravel-travel journey that time-lined me, Kay and Grace through the forgotten dorps and magnificent landscapes characterising this bewitching region. Garies, Kamieskroon, Hondeklipbaai, Tankwa, Leliefontein, Calvinia, Soebatsfontein, Koiingnaas, Sarrisam, Soutfontein, Wallekraal … and of course the incomparable Namaqua and Tankwa-Karoo National Parks. Thanks for a [...]

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