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February 06, 2011

The Mechanicals have added a Summer Season to their repertoire and are performing The Great Gatsby at The Little Theatre until the 18th of Feb 2011. The Great Gatsby is currently a school setwork book and it sounds like all the girls just love it, now that I've seen the play, time to read the original!

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October 13, 2010
One of my recent jobs was to do publicity shots of a well-known play, Samuel Beckett's  Endgame which was performed at The Intimate Theatre, Cape Town in August and directed by my multi-talented friend, actor and director, Luke Ellenbogen. If you didn't know already, Luke's parents are actors too, and were perfect for the role as the older couple, and so to cut a long story short, he chucked his folks into the rubbish bins and ordered them around respectfully and professionally directed them.     And while that is a great story and I got some awesome photo's of Luke's folks in the trash making kissy faces, I owed Luke a birthday present, ...
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October 13, 2010
Spring is here and a great way to celebrate a girly birthday is a tea party, especially one with such beautiful things to admire, photograph and then eat :-) What a gorgeous teacup collection! Anybody for a coconut marshmellow? The delicious cupcakes were made with flavours of lavender and lemon and ...
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July 24, 2010
Although I don't do much of it myself, I am always impressed and inspired by images or sculptures made solely from cutting and folding paper. Check out some of the beauties!

Those paper doll chains don't seem very impressive anymore, do they?
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July 22, 2010
The Sea Point Pavilion has been graced with a wonderful new addition by artist, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe.  It is called "Walking the Road" and has been placed along the pavilion walkway temporarily until June 2011. Marieke says, "The Little Girl in my fable-like interpretation thus represents a young South African democracy and the Dragonfly visualises a dream of freedom, equality and hope that we as a nation persue. On a personal level, it is also a reminder to each of us of ...
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May 11, 2010
In 2006 artist, Jason de Caires Taylor created the world's first underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies and Cancun, Mexico. He gets asked 'Why would you put sculptures underwater?' Well personally, I don't see why not, is it not just a new viewing platform, a gallery with a much larger range of distance and angles to view from? This is one thing that could convince me to dig through my cupboards to pull out my old PADI certification and dive again. I mean, fish and coral are beautiful and all, but this to me is quite magical and mysterious. More

May 10, 2010

Last month I shot my first full length wedding... SOLO! Thank you to Em & Geoff for entrusting me with capturing their momentous occasion!

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May 07, 2010
34 days until the world comes to South Africa to celebrate in the name of football. I've always been very proud of my country and especially my most beautiful hometown, Cape Town.  I gained more perspective on our unique cultures, diversities, spirit and beauty when I had the opportunity to live in the UK for a few years. Since I've returned, I've been inspired to create some fun illustrations of the places in Cape Town we are all such fans of. They are currently being sold as postcards in various art & bookshops in the city and this morning I opened the paper to find an article by Antjie Krog, acclaimed author and poet, comparing an original representation of the Cape in 1777 to my postcard of 2010! Here are some excerpts from her article: ‘The Vendors at the traffic ...
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April 01, 2010
Jan Vormann, a German artist, just reminded me of my love of lego! He seems to have a passion for restoration. I'm not sure if everyone will appreciate it, but I'd love to catch glimpses of it in my city. Thanks to Elle Decor for the link to Dispatchwork.

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February 25, 2010
I was scouring antique stores this week for a styling job and came across China Town. For those that have ever been to Kalk Bay, you might remember it as an old favourite along the main street. Growing up, it was always a favourite shop to pop into and look at the array of patterns and shapes of old tea-sets (I think it's a girl thing, inspired by Alice in Wonderland and all of our tea parties). China Town has now moved a block up from the Main Rd, but is definitely worth a visit! They have SO much more stock, it is an explosion of pattern and it is beautifully displayed from floor to ceiling in room upon room upon room. I stopped counting, there are at least 8 rooms! 8 rooms people... of tea-cups!! Unfortunately,  I was looking for a vase. More

February 17, 2010
If you didn't already know, the annual Fleur du Cap nominations are out! Congrats to all those nominated, I am privileged to know and work with so many of you talented people! To see all the nominations, go to www.fdcawards.co.za
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January 28, 2010
I was fortunate enough to photograph a play at Artscape this week. I just LOVE shooting in the theatre, especially when there is great lighting and design. 'Krismis van Map Jacobs' is the Afrikaans matric setwork this year, and it is currently showing as a play at the Suidoosterfees. You can find out more at http://www.suidoosterfees.co.za/toneel.htm Here is my favourite shot from the shoot. David Johnson showing off his guns as the health freak.
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January 22, 2010
I just can't seem to find decent placemats anywhere. I have some fabric ones at the moment, but they get dirty very quickly (with spilled food) and it doesn't always come out in the wash. I want easy, designer, wipe clean placemats please! I love this quirky one, found on www.apartmenttherapy.com
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January 21, 2010
Yesterday I went to do a venue scouting with Emily and Geoff, who will be getting married next month. They have bestowed the honour upon me of capturing their committment on the big day and I'm very flattered. I've practised shooting at weddings before, but I'm usually a guest and so there isn't any pressure. I'm very excited to shoot my first full wedding! Stay tuned for the report back!
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January 15, 2010
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 ...
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