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November 05, 2012
I've been doing a few creative portrait sessions recently and I'd like to share this fabulous shoot with up-and-coming recording artist, Lucy Tops. You may have seen Lucy in her one woman show 'Absolucy' or 'Face the Music'. She was a National Arts Festival Ovation award winner in 2012. Lucy is managed by Stereotype records and you can listen to a few of her tracks here. We began the shoot in Woodstock using some of the rocking street art that is decorating the area due to the efforts of A Word of Art.  Lucky for me, Lucy was not too shy to strut her stuff for the camera and the many, many workmen ...
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July 26, 2012
Last year I was asked to contribute a photo to the first Devayani Charity Calendar. The idea is that photographers from all over the world are asked to donate an inspiring photo of a child practising yoga and choose a charity they would like to support. All the photos are available to the public to vote for their favourites. Proceeds from the sales of the calendar get divided amongst the 12 charities chosen. It is a wonderful international project in kindness and the spirit of yoga. More

July 09, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                The theatre has been Jesse Kramer’s second home since she was a child. This collection of theatre performance portraits showcases the young photographer’s gift of capturing the magic of live performance. A colourful  and dynamic mix of ...

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February 07, 2012
The 2011 Fleur du Cap Nominees have been announced! Congrats to everyone who made great theatre over the past year. Thank you to Fleur du Cap and Distell for supporting Cape Town Theatre. I don't know how the judges make these decisions, it must be agonising. So many talented people do get left out and there is always contraversy. I think anyone making theatre in South Africa in these challenging financial times deserves an award and a big bottle of wine! I am delighted to have been able to capture so many of these productions. The awards will be announced on the 18th March 2012. 1. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY Antony Sher for Broken Glass as Phillip Gellburg Carel Nel for Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey as Lafras Verwey Dawid Minnaar for Purgatorio as A man Khayalethu ...
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December 28, 2011
2011 is history and it feels as if it flew by at warped speed. I always seem to be mystified as to where the time goes by December. I think it's partly a Cape Town problem, that everything stops for a few months in the middle and then doubles in speed to catch up those few Winter months. I've done a little re-cap to try and make up for my lack of blogging and I enjoy looking back on the memories. I hope you will too. 2011 was my first year as a full time photographer and other than the panic when looking at the bank balance, it was actually pretty damn awesome.

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October 19, 2011
One of my lovely friends brought me these Ranunculus to cheer me up this week and they are one of my favourite flowers. I'm not usually the type of person to photograph flowers  but the colour and textures of these orange beauties inspired me to capture them before they disappear into the dustbin. I must say I was pleasantly surprised that they don't look at all like a Hallmark card. More

October 05, 2011
Caryl Churchill’s father and son play, A Number, starring Timothy and Samuel West (real father and son), opens at The Fugard Theatre this week. Directed by Jonathan Munby, the play examines the intricate concept of identity, the age-old question of “nature versus nurture” and the highly controversial concept of human cloning. This production (unexpectedly) really made me push my camera to it's limits. There were a number (excuse the pun) of photographic challenges to try and capture a variety of interesting shots. I love this one because it was literally "a shot in the dark", one where you keep snapping with a small chance that you might capture something without being able to see. Two beams of light move around the stage rather ...
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September 06, 2011
It's a busy and visual week at the Out the Box festival in Cape Town. I'm enjoying seeing loads of theatre crammed into this first week of Spring. The festival has a strong 'green/ec0/planet friendly' contingent this year & I was delighted to come across this crocheted coral wall at the Magnet Theatre. It's called the Woodstock Art Reef Project, a satellite project connected to the worldwide Hyperbolic ...
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July 13, 2011
How cool is this photo! I just love it. It was taken by photographer, Simon Annand, during the run of Spamalot & takes me back to 2004 when these cobbled alleys of the West End were where I would head to for work 6 days a week. It was a great privilege to spend the last few weeks of 3 years living in London, working on the West End, and exploring these side streets and all of their treasures. If photos like this are right up ...
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June 30, 2011
All the best to the Baxter Theatre team who are premiering Purgatorio at the National Arts Festival today! Purgatorio is a reworking of the Jason and Medea story and stars Terry Norton and Dawid Minnaar, trapped in purgatory because they can't forgive each other for the wrongs they have committed.  After it's Grahamstown debut, you can catch it on the Flipside at the Baxter Theatre from the 7th-30th July. More

June 06, 2011
Textures can really help make an interesting photo, they can even evoke an emotional response in us. My first texture inspirations probably came from looking through my Dad's photographs which he took while studying Textiles, pages upon pages of slides of textures in nature which are a great inspiration for designing patterns. I love interesting textures, the more aged and weathered, the better. They tell a history of a place or object and if you look really closely, can have wonderful sculptural qualities. Over the past couple weeks, I've been lucky enough to have some really interesting textures playing a supporting role to the productions I have been  photographing. And so without further ado, I present textures from The Birdwatchers supporting the cast of Sean Taylor, Dorothy ...
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May 11, 2011
I really enjoyed photographing UCT's student production of Wag last night. Some really fun moments, local references and sleek design. Only 4 chances to catch it 11-14 May 2011 Final year UCT Drama students Gerald Dhunrajah, Bianca Flanders, Electra Nathania Hartman, Iman Isaacs and Hannes Otto can be seen in Wag at The Little Theatre. Directed by Sandra Temmingh, the play reflects our economically challenging climate where the arts ...
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April 27, 2011
Athol Fugard is in town! Actor, writer, director and South African legend, known for his plays such as Boesman and Lena (1969); Master Harold...and the Boys (1982) and the author of Tsotsi (1980).  We are privileged to have him on home soil while he directs his newest play,  The Bird Watchers, where else but at The Fugard Theatre. I spent some time in rehearsal with the cast & crew last week. It is ...
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March 30, 2011
I've been going through my images from last year for my new website & came across these ones that brought a smile to my face. Clowns without borders hosted a clowning workshop at the Drama for Life festival at UCT in 2010 and you can see how much fun these guys had (can't resist)... clowning around. More

February 19, 2011
If you haven't been to The Fugard Theatre yet, there is a treat in store for you, and if you have, it may be one of your favourite new places, as it is mine! The theatre is comprised of the Congregational Church Hall on Buitenkant street (1860) and the Sacks Futeran building, a well known home for textiles from the days of District 6. Would you like a tour? More