A Super Short Trip To Pretoria

 
 
 
 
 
 

Camera Used / Canon AE-1

Film Used / Fujifilm C400 ISO

Struisbaai

This was my last day of 2017. Spent with friends at the tip of Africa. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm

Film Used / Kodak Ektar 100 ISO

 

Namibia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camera Used / Halina 35-600 & Halina Viceroy Twin Lens Reflex 

Film Used / Ilford Delta 400 ISO, 120mm & Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO, 35mm

Cape Town, ZA / 003

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO

Karoo Road Trip

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 400 ISO

Gansbaai

 
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Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 & 400 ISO

Monochrome / 001

After almost two years found an old film and processed it. This series is some of those images. Not sure when they where shot exactly. It must have been during a past summer, probably a December since pretty much all the images was shot on the beach. 

Looks like the typical surf session followed by a couple of sun downers. Llandudno is one of my all time favorite beaches around Cape Town, awesome waves and it normally works on a South Easter and we have plenty of that during the summer months. The water temp however is something else, I have no idea how people swim with no wet suit. Imagine brain freeze, but all over.  

I really like the simplicity of the shot below. Might just have to make a little print for the house. 

The following shots where taken in Elands Bay, must have been the same summer as they where all on the same roll of film. Not sure. Another world class surfing destination. Also pretty cold water as it is located on the West Coast of South Africa in the Atlantic ocean. 

Finishing the roll with a cheeky night shot in the Elands Bay camp site. I guess you can say it's a moon rise, or something like that.

Camera Used / Halina-Viceroy Twinlens Reflex 120mm 

Film Used / Ilford Delta 400 ISO

24 Hours In Durban

This series is part two of my and Michael's little adventure to Johannesburg and Durban. Again didn't have much time to explore the cities, but here are some of the images I took whenever we got a chance.  

More images shot from the plane flying to Durban where the geography changes from mostly flat to more mountainous landscapes. 

I really enjoy shooting golden hour on the Fujifilm range, I find that the more magenta tones of the film works really well. For me at least. 

I love Durban, the smell of curry, the tropical climate, warm Indian ocean and just the fact that they have coconut palms everywhere you look. Even though I didn't take an image of any of those things.

Above is Michael grabbing a frame or two from a rooftop parking in what I presume is the older part of town.

Rushing the last couple of shots and of to the airport again. Again super lucky with a window seat and beautiful light outside. I am really happy with the image below, I guess this is pretty much what heaven looks like. 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO

24 Hours In Johannesburg

We recently took a small trip to Johannesburg. As always I had a film camera with me and shot a couple of images while traveling, etc. So this is pretty much what I saw in 24 hours. 

It's super nice to travel with someone like Michael (@michaelmichaelellis). Always keen to shoot some frames and explore a bit. 

Johannesburg and Pretoria changed so much since I last spent time there. It just feels like you're in a massive ants nest, People everywhere you look and so much happening all around you. I do prefer things a little less chaotic. 

Back at the airport for a beer or two and some editing and of to Durban to spend 24 hours there. 

Aaaagh window seat and flying with the sunset. What a treat. So as expected I almost shot a full role of film from plane. 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO

Cape Town, ZA / 002

These images where shot in and around Cape Town on those perfect, calm summer nights. The ones you dream of when it's raining sideways and you have more than one blanket on your bed.

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The days are longer and the whole of Cape Town comes alive and wants to spend as much time as possible outside. Soaking up all the vitamin D our bodies are deprived of over the last couple of months. 

Chilling with some friends watching the sunset and enjoying a sun downer or two after a good surf, really one of my favorite things to do. It makes you realize and appreciate the bautiful country and city we live in and so often take for granted. 

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Also really nice to know someone that knows someone that's got an airplane, it might be small but, it does the job. What an experience flying over the cape peninsula when the sun is setting and the sky turns all shades of orange and red. One little adventure I can reccomend to anyone visiting Cape Town. 

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The perfect end to the perfect day with a burger and a couple of beers at Lefty's. 

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 400 ISO

Cape Town, ZA / 001

Living in Cape Town sure has it's up's and down's, whether it's work or weather, nothing fun about the howling South Easter in the summer or the sideways rain in the winter but, when you have days like these it is all worth it. 100%.

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Soaking up the sun on any of the beautiful beaches surrounding Cape Town not even to mention the huge variety of waves the coastline has to offer really makes for some awesome adventures. Nothing beats salty hair and sandy feet and just spending time with friends. 

I really liked the image below of the beach umbrella, the simplicity of the image just worked and on a cold, rainy winters day reminds me of the seasons to come. Going from shades of gray to more shades of blue than you can wish for. 

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If you feel like venturing a bit further out of Cape Town the beaches only gets better. With a car packed with friends and whatever you feel like doing on the beach you can easily change a sunny Saturday into a mini road trip. Within a 150 km radius of Cape Town the opportunities are endless. 

The coastline from Hermanus to Cape Town will always be special to me, growing up here has been an amazing privilege and I am really lucky to have friends and family that love spending time outdoors and explore the coastline with me.

Whether it's drinking sun downers and watching the sunset or chasing waves around the coast, this can easily be taken for granted, that it something I never want to do. We live in an amazing part of the world and we should always respect and enjoy what we have right here.    

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 400 ISO

Vermaaklikheid

As we grow older and approach that age where getting married, having children and buying houses are some of our day to day tasks we tend to loose contact with the people, friends and family we use to spend most of our time with.

It's really up to us to stay connected and make time for the people we want in our lives. So a couple of weeks ago me and a couple of long time friends hit the road to escape the daily grind and explore a place we haven't been.  We all left from different towns at different times with the aim to meet up at a house we rented for the weekend. 

Cars packed to the brim with fishing gear, dogs, camera equipment, an outboard motor and enough supplies to last for a couple of days our adventure started. We drove up the N2 heading west towards Heidelberg which took us about 5 hours as traffic out of Cape Town on a Friday afternoon can be quite a nightmare. 

After enjoying another amazing South African sunset in our rear view mirror we eventually got to the dirt road that would take us to our final destination. In complete darkness we had another 65km to go, with fog so dense and low on the road it felt surreal, almost like we where sailing on water. After what felt like an eternity following light beams and smoke signals from the rest of the crew already relaxing we made it, drinks where made and stories shared into the late hours of the night. 

The morning was spent making brunch, which felt like an Michelin starred kitchen, everybody had a job and meeting the new members of our family who where already asleep when we arrived the night before. 

The boys then packed some fishing gear, camera's and a full cooler box and boated down the Duiwenhoks river for some exploration with the hopes of bringing home some dinner, it didn't happen. The girls spend the day with the little humans, hiking catching up and drinking wine. 

More than one fire was started as winter in South Africa gets pretty cold when there is snow on the mountains. Drinks started flowing, food was made on the braai and the day's experiences shared. 

Nothing really gets close to waking up to the sound of nature and the smell of decent coffee. Sitting next to the river heating up and watching the reflections on the water I can't stop myself from contemplating leaving everything in search of a minimal life, doing only what I really want. Building a tiny house or a boat and living with only what I need...

Before we knew it the family portrait was taken, hugs exchanged, promises of future adventures made and cars packed ready for the drive back to where money is made and days are filled with meetings and emails. 

If there is one thing I learn on every adventure into nature which I would love to implement more and more in my life, it would be to live by these rules, less things, more experience.                                                                    

Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm 

Film Used / Fujifilm Superia 200 ISO