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GQ May ’09
May 15, 2009, 10:02 am
Filed under: Photography

May 2009 GQ

The May 2009 issue of GQ includes features I shot with (man-of-the-moment) JP Duminy – who’s doing very nicely indeed for the Mumbai Indians thank you very much – as well as the previously mentioned fitness features with some Bafana football players. I will post some of my favorite shots to my gallery shortly. It’s on the shelves now, so go ahead – kill a tree and buy one, it will make those hours spent on the bog so much more entertaining.

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Twin Towers
May 14, 2009, 1:19 pm
Filed under: Photography
Victor & Bakkies

Victor & Bakkies

Was up at 4am yesterday morning to fly to Jo’burg and shoot Springbok locks Victor Matfield & Bakkies Botha for Sports Illustrated magazine. Man, these gusy are pretty tall – which I guess they have to be to compete in line-outs – but I think if the Americans want to save some money – and who doesn’t in these tough economic times – they should consider just paying these guys to stand at ground zero in NY in stead of rebuilting the Twin Towers.

Anyhow, Bakkies ran a bit late so I ended up having exactly 6 minutes to shoot the two of them together. In the end I’m pretty pleased with the shots we got. I ended up shooting ‘up’ at them for most of the shots but that’s kinda the feel we wanted anyway. Look out for them on the cover after the next issue with John Smit.

Before I sign off, yesteday was one of those eerie days where everything runs smoother than clockwork. You know, you actually get up before you damage the snooze button on your alarm clock, no traffic to the airport – granted it was 4am in the morning but this is Jo’burg after all, check-in opens 5 minutes early, flights land early, you get directed to the VIP section of the car hire kiosk, you remember everything you need to… hmmm really unsettling. You get the idea that you’re starring in some episode of The Twilight Zone and everything is about to come crashing down. Hell, I’m not complaining but I won’t allow myself to get used to it.