© 2019 Desmond Louw & Antonia Heil
dna photographers / Cape Town, South Africa / Berlin, Germany
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ISUZU MU-X shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine / Cederberg, South Africa

[advertorial] We drove to Wupperthal and did the donkey trail in the Cederberg mountains. What a blast!! Check the airtime Antonia got in one of the shots. 😂
To see Wupperthal after the devastating fires from New Year’s Eve 2018 was really sad. Much of the historic town was destroyed. Though, we met locals who were super positive with the rebuilding. #sterkte
Shot for British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life.


Toyota Corolla shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

[advertorial] The new Toyota Corolla (2019) pleasantly surprised us. The interior is beautiful, the exterior fresh and the ride super comfortable. We were asked by British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life to take her to Muizenberg and Kalk Bay and have a colourful shoot. The weather didn’t play along but we made the best of it!


Red Bull Cape Town Circuit Formula 1 / Cape Town, South Africa / 2 June 2019

[automotive] Last weekend was big! Shooting a F1 car is probably on every car photographer’s list and boy oh boy did I shoot a F1 car. We took the car to the unfinished highway in Cape Town early Friday morning to shoot some photos for the Saturday newspaper. On Saturday we shot the car together with the whole team – including David Coulthard – for a short film (Can’t wait for the release of this!).  Sunday was the big event where the absolute power and sound of this piece of engineering stunned the whole of Cape Town!
South Africa is so hungry to host a F1 event again, hearing that sound of the V8 bouncing between the buildings of Darling street gave me goosebumps all over!
Thank you Red Bull for the gig and thanks for Wayne Reichie and Craig Kolesky for all the support and good times. DNA – Desmond


Porsche 992 Carrera S / g-force Porsche Track Experience / Prüfzentrum Boxberg, Germany

[automotive] Two weeks ago, I (Antonia) headed to Germany to join the g-force training session of the Porsche Track Experience. Rain, even snow and a great team made this another fun experience. How slick is the new 992 Carrera S? It’s such an honour working with such a great brand. DNA – Antonia


Peugeot Occasions / international shoot with Robot TV / February 2019 / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] Two days of shooting the print version alongside the TV commercial for Peugeot France was intense and awesome! Thanks to ROBOT, Standard Films and BETC Paris  – great working with y’all!


Volvo XC60 / advertorial shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

[advertorial] When British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life gave us this Volvo XC60, the only brief was to focus on design. So we did. We just love what Volvo is doing on the inside and out. 🙌


Bike trip Tankwa & Karoo / South Africa

[travels] My buddy Roy and I (Desmond) took our bikes and did a circular route around the Western Cape. We didn’t book any accommodation and just took it as it came. We met so many characters in the Tankwa and everywhere we went. South Africans are just the best, humble, friendly and helpful people. Here are some photos Roy and myself took.


Kia Sorento / advertorial shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

[advertorial] A lovely morning out with Peter Frost while shooting the new Kia Sorento for British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life. We went to Franschhoek in the Western Cape. The Kia really impressed me in performance and good build quality.


Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie, Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] #beast #v8 #supercharged #americanAF (Shot for a private client.)


Mercedes-AMG GT R, Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] A real purist car. Shot for a private client. We’ve seen this ‘Beast of the Green Hell’ at the Nordschleife in Germany, but it’s also looking slick down here in Africa.


Ferrari 458, Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] The Ferrari 458 is one of those Ferraris that sold very well and the reason is simple: it is beautiful. Sooo easy shooting this car. Lines for days and a car looking good at any angle.


ISUZU Extended Cab / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Port Elizabeth South Africa

[automotive] ISUZU Extended Cab – we got to shoot this great car on our recent visit to PE for ISUZU Motors South Africa.


ISUZU D-Max Double Cabs / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] The amount of fun and road tripping we had the past two months thanks to ISUZU is incredible!


ISUZU / Struandale plant / Port Elizabeth, South Africa

[automotive] No cars without people. Early January we spent some time in Port Elizabeth at the ISUZU plant. It takes a bunch (!!!) of people to make a car. It was fascinating to see and document the whole process for ISUZU Motors South Africa.


Tobias Groenewald’s Trans Am / shot in the Northern Cape, South Africa

{automotive} When my friend Tobie bought his Pontiac Trans Am four years back, we had this shoot in mind in a barren landscape. We finally decided that work has to wait and we needed to do this! We went to a small town called Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape. It was only a 24-hour-trip but we made so many memories and new friends. If you are in the area, go have a roosterkoek at Bagdad Cafe, what a vibe! It is important as a photographer to make time for your own personal projects. It keeps the creativity going! DNA – Desmond


Photography Masterclass / for Sawubona, South African Airways inflight magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

{news} Sawubona Magazine (South African Airways’ inflight magazine) asked me ‘How to take great images of cars’. My answers are in the January issue. DNA – Desmond


Porsche Track Experience / season 2018

{automotive} The Porsche Track Experience was once again amazing to be part of for another season in 2018. Looking back at all the Porsche pictures we shot in 2018 and all the countries we saw in Europe… grateful for awesome clients and fun work. Several visits to the Nürburgring, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, ACI Vallelunga Circuit and more made this a heck of an experience. One of the things we love about this job are all the interesting people we meet and friends we make. Bring on 2019!!


MY19 Subaru Forester / shot for Subaru Southern Africa / Cederberg, South Africa

{automotive} When Subaru Southern Africa asks you to shoot the new MY19 Subaru Forester, you go to the Cederberge! Thanks for the fun collaboration: Thule and First Ascent


Mercedes-Benz C-Class / shot for High Life, British Airways inflight magazine

{commercial / editorial} We loved driving and shooting the new Mercedes-Benz C-class for the latest High Life, the British Airways inflight magazine. Pick up a copy on-board or in an airport lounge. It’s a top notch mag!


Subaru XV / shot for Subaru Southern Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

{automotive} A fun lifestyle/car shoot for Subaru. We really enjoyed shooting and driving the Subaru XV earlier this year. What a slick cat! Thank you Subaru Southern Africa! DNA


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