© 2019 Desmond Louw & Antonia Heil
dna photographers / Cape Town, South Africa / Berlin, Germany
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ISUZU X-Rider Double Cab / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] We love the X-Rider, it’s simple and slick. Always fun to make use of some smoke bombs, too…


Cycling kits / shot for First Ascent [outdoor clothing] / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] First Ascent just launched three new cycling kits –  from fun to serious: Tour / Pro Elite and Podium range. It was so cool being part of the whole project – from ideas to casting to producing to the final product. Thanks to Amy and Warren and the whole team at First Ascent. We LOVE a good challenge! And how cool is it that we shot with real life cyclists? The way to go!!! Love, DNA


Siya Kolisi / Springboks Rugby World Cup 2019 kit / shot for Asics

[commercial] A while back we had the privilege to shoot some of the Bokke (Springboks) with their new World Cup 2019 kit for Asics. The 2019 Rugby World Cup is about to happen in Japan… Good luck boys! Go Springboks!!


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.


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!


Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. X PUMA X MMM / Johannesburg, South Africa

[commercial] Playing with light and balls. We had lot’s of fun shooting the energetic dudes from Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. for PUMA and MobileMediaMob.


Live your winter / campaign shot for First Ascent [outdoor clothing] / South Africa

[fashion] Our favourite thing? A good road trip! Our second favourite thing? Cabins! And we got both… Shooting and producing the Live Your Winter campaign 2019 for First Ascent (outdoor clothing) was great fun. Thanks to everyone involved for a rad adventure, you rocked it!


First Ascent’s Urban Compass Jacket / shot in Cape Town, South Africa

[fashion] It’s raining like nuts in Cape Town currently, we’re loving it! We shot First Ascent’s Urban Compass Jacket (available at Studio 88) in Cape Town in the rain last month. Somehow fitting as the Urban Compass Jacket is THE perfect winter jacket.


#WeLevitate inspired campaign for ASICS / shot in Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] Shooting in the mother city’s concrete jungle is always 🤘. #WeLevitate inspired campaign for ASICS and Onitsuka Tiger.


PUMA athletes / Henricho Bruintjies and Gena Löfstrand / Johannesburg, South Africa

[commercial] Shooting some of the fastest peeps in this country was a blast! PUMA athletes Henricho Bruintjies and Gena Löfstrand were so pro. Thanks to MobileMediaMob and Puma.


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


Nemiroff TVC / shot in Cape Town, South Africa

{commercial} We LOVE shooting TVCs, especially when it involves dust, fire and petrol! Nemiroff Vodka asked us to shoot their new commercial. Three days of non-stop work, an amazing experience and so many cool peeps. Have a look at the TVC over here.

Client: Nemiroff 

Production: Magai Production
Local Production: MR
Director: Noah Conopask
DOP: Garrett Davis


Blue Bulls / shot for PUMA & Mobile Media Mob / Johannesburg, South Africa

{commercial} Brief: Make them look like warriors. We shot the Blue Bulls in the new 2019 kit. Thanks to PUMA & Mobile Media Mob for an awesome shoot.
#bullsarmour

Executive director: Thoban Jappie
Creative director: Dylan Culhane
Retouching: DNA photographers’ Desmond Louw & Joanna Matuszak
Make up & styling: Jules Ruby


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!


Cape Union Mart & K-Way outdoor gear & wear shoot / Namibia

{commercial} End of April this year we headed to Namibia with a bunch of friends for an epic road trip. Cape Union Mart & K-Way gave us outdoor gear and wear to shoot for their social media. Ever since we see their down jackets etc. e v e r y w h e r e. 😉 Good times.


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