1. Bheki Khoza seranades with his guitar at the Siyagiya International Music Carnival, Durban, South Africa.

     

  2. 2014 is going to be a good year.

     

  3. I have finally had a chance to edit my Brazil photographs.

    I attended World Youth Day on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro in July. Photography wasn’t my priority on this trip, however, this is a small photo-essay and an account of some of the things I saw.

     

  4. Yesterday.

     

  5. Nomfundo.

    Location: Cato Manor Transition Camp, Durban, South Africa

    Model: Nomfundo Madi

     

  6. "Did it flash? Did it flash?"

    This is Nomfundo.

    Re: yesterday’s post.

     

  7. What’s in my bag: Township fashion shoot

    Tomorrow I will be in Durban’s Cato Manor township with a model draped in Ghanaian fabrics. I’m excited.

    For those who are outside of South Africa (or generally unaware of Cato Manor), see a few frames here

     

  8. Outings on the street are few and far between these days. I’m a bit rusty and can’t seem to pick up my camera to a stranger. For now, concrete and pigeons don’t give me dirty looks.

    This afternoon.

     

  9. Hluhluwe portrait.

    (Assisted by right-hand man Josh Jordan)

     

  10. An account of a few days in Hluhluwe with my 3rd year photography class.

    28 - 31 August 2013.

     

  11. This afternoon I set up a light in a rehearsal room to take a portrait of Muvo Hlongwana - a super talented performing artist at the DUT Drama Department.

    He appeared in one of my favourite photographs to date, a while back. See it here.

     

  12. I’m back from my pilgrimage in Brazil.

    Photgraphically: I thought my little Fuji x10 did quite well although, photography wasn’t my priority so I’m happy with whatever I returned with.

    I wrote about my time in the form of a journal so I’m working on getting a finished product out on the air quite soon.

    Here, a native dancer moves with the wave of 3.5 million to Copacabana Beach to celebrate mass with Pope Francis.

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    28 July 2013

     

  13. On Sunday I leave for an 18 day pilgrimage to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    !!

    I hope to return with gifts in the form of pictures.

    Adeus.

     


  14. I feel really strongly about these words:

    "Anyone can take a picture of poverty; it’s easy to focus on the dirt and hurt of the poor. It’s much harder—and much more needful—to pry under that dirt and reveal the beauty and dignity of people that, but for their birth into a place and circumstance different from our own, are just like ourselves. I want my images to tell the story of those people and to move us beyond pity to justice and mercy."

    - David duChemin

     

  15. I’m so stoked to be back out on the streets.

    Pigeon with Halo

    This morning.