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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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Baviaans River Conservancy 2016

Baviaans

Finally in #Hogsback at the beautiful Arminel Hotel Hogsbackafter a few days of family back-road tripping into the Baviaans River Valley. This extensive farmer-driven conservancy is situated between #Bedford and #Tarkastad in the Eastern Cape. This is also our old family farm, so cue trail running, mountain biking, hiking, fireside kakpraat and some major catch-up time [...]

At Play in the Fields of Kim Lord

Banhoek

Hidden away amidst the rugged peaks towering over the Dwarsrivier Valley, you may be fortunate enough to happen upon the Banhoek Conservancy, but only if you’re one of those outdoor types who heed the call of the mountains. Banhoek and Boschendal unfold in all their glory here along the eastern and southern slopes of Simonsberg, with an extensive [...]

Greyton Classic 2016 – Day 2

Greyton2

First batch of images from the exhilarating #GreytonClassic Adventure Weekend going up – more to follow soon.  You can also check out www.greytonclassic.co.za for updates. Click here to view the pics

Grayton Classic 2016 – Day 1

Greyton1

Very quick upload on #Day1 of the #GreytonClassic MTB STage Race. The first day saw riders missioning into the Overberg hills along some serious gravel road climbs, with a few proper descents chucked in for good measure. Top of the riding pops must go to the Rocky Horror Climb and consecutive Luislang Descent; these two new sections of singletrack [...]

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