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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Hell & Back MTB Challenge 2015 – Day #1


Some mountain bike races are (and always will be) old-skool classics. Hell & Back certainly rates as one such race, and it also boasts the distinction of being South Africa’s first ever MTB Stage Race. This year saw Ecobound’s MTB baby turn 21 and, as usual, these two days of bike adventuring into the remote [...]

OTTER African Trail Run 2015 – The Perfect Race


Sometimes in life, it all comes together. Today, a Swiss trail runner by the name of Marc Lauenstein had such a day … the weather played ball; his impeccable flow across the rocks was timed to perfection; the Bloukrans River crossing was pretty benign; and he went out and grabbed the proverbial Otter by the [...]

OTTER African Trail Run 2015 – Prologue


Right, things are about to get real! Top marathon-distance endurance athletes from all over South Africa (and the world!) are congregated at Garden Route National Park, with less than 10hrs before setting off on SA’s premier off-road trail run. Today saw stand-out times at the Prologue by a number of speed merchants, including Kane Reilly, Marc [...]

OTTER African Trail Run 2015


It’s not often that a 1-day event manages to deliver a kick-ass, unforgettable, sit-up-and-take-notice whack of adventure, but this year, the OTTER Challenge run managed to do exactly that. It was proper, in all senses of the word. Their in-house meteorologist, Derek Van Dam, set the event at Level 3, which is pretty much as high [...]

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