Tag: <span>portraits</span>

For several years I worked in the city bowl (our “downtown” area), and I really miss it. It is so vibrant and alive; full of interesting people. There is always something happening, and I used to love wandering around the streets at lunch time absorbing the colourful spectrum that is Cape Town.

So today when I was about 1/2 hour early for a meeting in the city bowl, I grabbed my point and shoot and I hit the streets (I don’t carry my SLR all the time). I am also trying to focus on people, which is why I took these three shots on the street.

Reading the paper

This man set-up his chair, and sat reading the paper in the middle of a pedestrian road. I think that some people read the newspaper as much to read the news as because it is a way of life for them.


An art seller, just chilling and waiting for the next crowd of tourists to arrive. Notice the office chair on the pavement.


This stall-holder looked very happy, enjoying the sun in the brief bit of sunlight we had today, sitting in a 70’s style chair. I love shooting people, they always leave me wondering where they come from, what they are thinking, how they got to be where they are, and where they may be in the future. Thank you to partypoker for this post. They offer a bonus of up to $500 with your first deposit. And it is certainly cheaper that travelling all the way to Vegas to gamble. And of course you will be helping me to shoot more pictures.

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I am proud to be African, celebrating African day with the my friends from Africa.

I was born in Africa, and I live in Africa. Africa is a fascinating place to live. Where else do you have so many languages, interesting foods, brilliant music and amazing culture? Yes Africa has her problems, poverty, crime and corruption being at the top of the list. But it is a REAL place to live. You are alive when you live in Africa.

Here are some pictures taken of Africans, in Africa.

Rasta musician in Muizenberg


Lots of rings

Bafana Bafana

Bafana Bafana, worldcup 2010


Jamming in the street


Gigi! (at a conference and Lois was with me, I promise!)

Here are some more pictures of proud Africans


I am proud to be African, celebrating African day with the my friends from Africa.

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These guys were with one of the bands playing at the Kite Festival. Like typical musicians (I know because I am one), they had no idea what time they were playing. So while I didn’t get to watch them play, they were quite happy to do an impromptu photo shoot.

I am totally baffled as to where they got their hats from, they were totally unique and artistic. Any ideas?

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If you want to shoot interesting people, goto a tattoo or bikers expo. You will find all sorts of interesting shots. Here are just three that I took.

This guy is a little much for me. I can count at least 11 piercings, and those are just the ones that I can see.

A regular biker going to check out the scene

Well, I guess one way to keep cool is to dress lightly.

This is the last of the Ink & Iron photos, I hope you enjoyed them.

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Somebody reading the morning newspaper in a restaurant, reflected in a mozaic mirror. Taken at Kneed Bakery/Restaurant in Muizenberg.

Cape Town

Here are some shots of Lois that I took when I was doing some portraits of her. She is singing into a Rhode NT1; a really great vocal mic. If you want to hear her actually singing, listen here.

Lois singing

More singing


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Another self-portrait taken when I took the recent guitar shot. I do like my new lights :-)


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A painting of a really ugly woman smoking a huge cigar, seen at the Buena Vista Social Club

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This was an interesting person. He told me that he is from Pittsburgh, USA, but he has been loving in South Africa for many years. I bet he has an interesting story to tell, perhaps I will go back and listen to it.

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