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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Namaqua West Coast Day #3: Did I mention the Wine!?

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Throwback Thursdayish post, time-lining back to this time last week in the Namaqua West Coast, with #DieOom ducking and diving to avoid a mid-week hangover … Our final day on the #VisitNWC Media Recce started off at delightful #DoringBay, a dorp with more secrets than you could shake a proverbial stick at. Diamond boats drift on the tempestuous tides here, while [...]

Namaqua West Coast Day #2: Take Me to the Water

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Namaqualand is made for early morning missions. Die son gooi oranje en rooi van vroegdag af, en die lig vir fotografie skop gat terwyl daai #magichour hou. Ek en Peter Kirk is dus reeds vroeg voor sonop by Maskam Guest Farm na #gifberg toe op soek na nog foto’s wat die natuur prag van Namaqua West Coast kan vasvang. From the crevacces [...]

NAMAQUA WEST COAST DAY #1: The Magic of Maskam

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I’m back in Cape Town, but moer, I’m missing those headspace plains of the #Knersvlakte, not to mention the back roads and lekker dorpies of the amazing Namaqua West Coastregion. Die enigste probleem is dat daar te veel wyn en heeltemal te min tyd is, maar nou ja … sometimes you just have to roll with the [...]

Dodo Trail 2018

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Squirreling away on the #Xperia, so will keep this short. The first 3hrs of #DodoTrail ramped up to #LevelEpic, with bucketing rain, dense fog, swampy trails and roiling rivers. This testbed the whole field until the start of the ascent up #latourelle (that rugged, steep bugger of a volcanic outcrop known as ‘Little Tower’ lurking with intent as you wage #trail war en [...]

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