I was just inspired by a blog called theselby.com. Todd Selby has been taking pictures of his friends in the fashion world for the past few years and has turned them into a book. Well, I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by fabulous, amazing people quite often, and I think it could be interesting to keep a record of the behind-the-scenes experiences. I usually am too busy to pick up my camera, but I will try, and it’s a good incentive to keep my photography skills going. I did my second DSLR course at Cape Town School of Photography last year, which helped me improve greatly, but as soon as the pressure of homework is gone, it’s difficult to keep up the practice, unless there is an exciting event to lug my big camera to.
So my first photo of this new journal is in tribute to Queen Tinarie who has bravely shaved her head to play Cleopatra, in ‘Anthony and Cleopatra at Maynardeville, an annual Shakespearian experience, on until February 20th in Cape Town
Tinarie Van Wyk Loots going over her lines in The Little Theatre during the 2009 Mechanicals season.