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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Tour de Tuli 2016 Day 1 : Mashatu Trailing

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If you want real wilderness riding, it’s never going to get any wilder than the dry-as-dust savanna stretching across the Botswana plains just beyond the Pontdrift border post. Scrubby plains – dotted with umbrella thorn and leadwood trees – flatline forever past amber rock outcrops, with hundreds of kilometres of elephant single-track and game trails [...]

Tour de Tuli 2016 – Prelude to Adventure

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This year, #SAFAIR did not lose my bike on the way to the annual #TourDeTuli MTB Ride in the #Tuli Block. Hallelujah! This obviously was a huge relief and an awesome start to one of my favourite annual mountain biking adventures, and proved to be a sign of excellent things to come. I was fortunate enough to fly up a day [...]

A #Bandit View of the @AdventureProvince

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Even though I shot the majority of my imagery on the PENTAX SOUTH AFRICA #DSLR System, the #TomTomBandit was always in my backpack or on my Giant Bicycles South Africa #MTB. It remains the best #ActionCam I’ve ever shot with, and is unequalled when it comes to#POV Stills or high-quality video sequences. Here are some#TomTomMoments from our recent #FrontierCountry road trip – thanksTomTom! Click here to view the [...]

Plains Trailing: Into the Karoo

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We swopped the fairies and funk-filled forests of Hogsback for the wide-sky plains of the Great Karoo, heading via Frontier Country to Graaff-Reinet and beyond to the utterly laid-back little village of Nieu Bethesda. It is a scenic drive past Adelaide, Bedford and Somerset-East, with the Sneeuberg and Tandjiesberg ranges sawblading up from the savanna [...]

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