Monday, April 17, 2006

Oppikoppi Easter: Day One

I'm not even going to try and pretend to link all of this. These photos were taken at "Haat My Want Ek Vreet MY Hasie", Oppikoppi Easter 2006.

Oppikoppi Easter: Day Two

The worse for wear, come morning. Zander and I are the types to sleep in denim jackets; and it shows, on both of us. Becs saves us again and again, with coffee and coke.

Oppikoppi Easter: Day Three

By rights, this first image should go to the previous day... hell, it should even be up on Day One, if all went according to plan. But all didn't...

Oppikoppi Easter: Day Four

Last day... a scorcher. We are not even pretending to try use the outdoor backdrop.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

On A Wing.

Off to Oppikoppi tomorrow. There with a few others for the weekend. Not that you give a shit (and not that I have been as current of late) but if you miss looking at photos, check out Pijin. As far as photos go (especially digital) it is interesting to see how this community grows. Sign up, as there is little hassle associated, and see what some of the boyBlack lads have cooked up for you this time; A true democracy of images. favourites shift and change, and new members are constantly joing... what makes it interesting is how one can interact, gain feedback, and also see the effect of random reaction. Give it a try...

For Mark, and Dom, and Mr Drakes... I actually meant to put something up that night of the
Lark show, but got obsessed with Pijin until 08:00 in the morning. So here are a few shots. Can certainly see that I was coming down off the flu... nothing special, but some moments I'm fond of. Inge is a powerful presence on stage, and Paul and Fuzzy create a hell of a soundscape for her to roam. That said, I kinda stuck to my corner backstage and shot/watch the show. It can get kinda tricky to shoot Tings when only the house lights are in place.

Anyway, I'm going to try and keep the blog more up-to-date with what I am busy on, all in the run up to a new site and portfolio, et al. As soon as I can finalise what I'm looking for, the skills at Breath Of Fresh Air will be handling the new one. I'm keen to see what they come up with. At the moment though, I hardly feel up to anything... maybe those herbal sleeping pills are working. In any case, I really need some shut-eye.

See you at the 'Koppi.


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

"I Ain't Nothing But Tired..."

So exhausted these days, hence my lack of updates. I seem stuck in a bizarre cycle of nightly insomnia, sprinkled with a taste of daytime narcolepsy. At first, this made sense in connection to how I seemed to get hit by flu three times in a row. But my flu symptoms have been gone a week or so now, yet I still feel like I've been run down by a truck. I'm actually thinking I may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome... good ol' Yuppie Flu. Shite.

I seem to be constantly skipping/missi
ng stories and opportunities for shoots. At least I have a good backlog coming out... like the above shot of Gavin Morgan of Familia, to be seen in the latest issue of Session (either on the VCD or in the mag itself... I'm not sure which, but you'll get both if you buy it). That aside, I need to get my shit together... keep an eye out in the next few days for work on TMAS (now that the television show is drawing to a close), Lark (soon to hit Gauteng in general) and The Narrow, just arrived back from overseas. Saw Hanu today, all jetlagged from LA to London to Jozi, and still chipper. Could do with some of that energy.

Hell... I have too much to do, including shooting Reason to Live, Man In Suit and some more stuff for Familia. Keep an eye out for that... hooked up with an' ol' Wolmer days buddy, Oros Roux for a Familia shoot. What was a short time behind the camera, basically turned into hanging out all day, talking about good times. Great... now I feel tired and old.