Van Stadens Wild Reserve #2


It’s been a process. The amount of visual collateral I’ve worked through after my few days of shooting at Friends of Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve has been absolutely astounding. This diverse #conservation destination is all about a deep dive into the hidden detail one finds when you take time to connect with #nature.

Yes, time … We’re always rushing thse days, but if you consciously disengage from the ‘clock’ and immerse yourself in the natural splendour of this amazing space, it is as if everything snaps into #macro focus. Add good light, good lenses and good people, and you will have a recipe for slow-burning satisfaction, an immersive experience and, eventually, a deeper understanding of what brings both your soul and the planet into equillibrium.

Thank you, Hilana Marais, Jacqueline Campbell, Dominick Marshall-Smith (and Demi Puttergill for the sunset swim session at your gorgeous dam). I so love the rooted realness that comes packaged with any trip to the Eastern Cape Tourism Region. Only box I did not tick was a salt-water session at #Jbay, but then I suppose you can’t smash the whole cake into your mouth.