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New Audi Q7 / shot for Audi South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] While shooting the new Audi Q7, we shredded quite a few kilometers in and around Cape Town. What a powerful and luxurious vehicle that surely turned many heads; it was hard to give it back. 😉 Shot for Audi South Africa.


ISUZU mule / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Port Elizabeth, South Africa

[automotive] A few weeks back we shot the new ISUZU bakkie. So far it’s a mule riding around Port Elizabeth being tested. It’s incredibly beautiful and has a big presence. This test mule has been riding dirt roads 16 hours a day (two shifts) for weeks already, loaded with a ton at the back, getting it ready for the African market. 


ISUZU mu-X / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] Road tripping with the mu-X was such a treat after months of lockdown. South Africa showed its most beautiful side; we’ve never seen this country so colorful, there were flowers everywhere.
Click here to look at the lifestyle shoot we did with this mu-X.


ISUZU mu-X / lifestyle / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] We loved driving the ISUZU mu-X as much as shooting it! This car has so much space, it was the perfect road trip vehicle. We spent a day around Cape Town with our awesome models Sheralle and Jared and their precious baby, showcasing that this is a wonderful family car. 😉  


Toyota Fortuner Epic / shot for Media 24 / Western Cape, South Africa

[commercial] We shot these advertorials for a couple of Media 24 magazines (Men’s Health, Bicycling, Women’s Health, Weg!, Weg! Ry & Sleep, Go, Go Drive & Camp). The star of the shoot was the New Toyota Fortuner Epic.
Great crew, lekker vibes, and loads of fun!


ISUZU Reed Garage & ISUZU Truck Centre / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] A couple of weeks ago, when businesses finally opened up again, we got to shoot the Reeds garage and the ISUZU Truck Centre in Cape Town. The message: we are open for service! We had a fun time documenting the mechanics doing what they do best. Shot for ISUZU South Africa.


Juicebox [part 2] / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] A super fun Cape Town day with our awesome models Sheralle, Jared, Koli and of course, Juicebox-founders Patrizia and Karsten. What a crew. What a day filled with lots of laughter and, of course, loads of juice! If you’re from Cape Town you for sure have had a Juicebox bottle in your hand. Juicebox makes preservative-free juice without added sugar. It was awesome meeting Patrizia and Karsten from Juicebox – they’ve created an awesome Cape Town product and brand. Together we created new content (on location and studio) for their social media [location part below].  

Have a look at the pictures we took of the Juicebox juices in the studio. Click here.

Give them a follow on Instagram and have a juicy day!🍍Why not support a local business? Subscribe to their monthly Juicebox-subscription and get good juice delivered to your door. We are hooked! Click here for more info. 


Juicebox / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] If you’re from Cape Town you for sure have had a Juicebox bottle in your hand. Juicebox makes preservative-free juice without added sugar. It was awesome meeting Patrizia and Karsten from Juicebox – they’ve created an awesome Cape Town product and brand. Together we created new content (on location and studio) for their social media [studio part below]. Give them a follow on Instagram and have a juicy day! 🍍 Why not support a local business? Subscribe to their monthly Juicebox-subscription and get good juice delivered to your door. We are hooked! Click here for more info. 


Temperature screening smartphones / Stone Holdings / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] In the times of Covid-19 and people returning back to work, there are new processes in place. We got to shoot the temperature screening smartphone CAT S60 series being used at a workplace. Thanks to Stone Holdings!


BMW 530e Plug-In Hybrid / shot for BMW Germany / Cape Town, South Africa

[TVC / commercial] We had the amazing opportunity to shoot the stills for an international BMW ad in our beloved Cape Town. Long hours, stress, hurry up and wait and everything else packed into four days. Thank you to everyone involved! Ad produced locally by Giant Films, internationally by Tempomedia. Launched last week, have a look at the ad on youtube.


Publik Wine’s fried chicken burger / shot in Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] Since 26 March 2020, South Africa is in national lockdown. Since 26 March 2020, you cannot buy alcohol (legally) here. Publik Wine (a popular Cape Town wine bar) cannot open its doors, cannot do wine deliveries etc. – and that’s the story of many of the SA restaurant industry. To keep going, Publik turned into a fried chicken shop! 🍔🍔🍔
We love the attitude of making a plan. And we tasted the burgers, nuggets, fries and slaw and it’s DELICIOUS! Chefs Dylan (you know him from the former Commissary) and Andrew are cooking up a storm for you, manager Dom does deliver in person. Call 0792842975 to order (delivery only (free!!) / Mon – Fri, 4-7PM, CBD & Atlantic Seaboard.


Fittees face masks / shot in Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] A face mask is the new essential, a must in South Africa (and many other countries around the world). Who would have ever thought we’d walk around wearing masks? It first felt strange, now it’s normal; “The new normal” everyone is talking about. 

Our friends at Fittees make these slick black masks at a super price ZAR25-ZAR50. You can shop them here and of course in store at Fittees – 352 Victoria Rd, Salt River, Cape Town. We loved shooting them and having a little fun with Tobie and Sarah.


Gena Lofstrand & Rantso Mokopane X Puma evoSPEED / shot in Stellenbosch, South Africa

[commercial] Says MobileMediaMob:

The Brief

PUMA SA wanted to show off the brand’s professional performance gear for the track – some slick running spikes, and matching apparel. The fast feet donning these specialised shoes would be two of SA’s most talented speedsters. Gena Lofstrand, a KZN-based 800 metre champion, would be wearing the evoSPEED SPrint 10. Rantso Mokopane, a steeplechase runner hailing from Gauteng, would be sporting the evoSPEED Electric 8. The client wanted Posed Images, Action Shots and GIFs. On your marks, get set, GO!

The MMMob Approach
We needed a Photographer who was accustomed to keeping up with speed. Lucky for us, we knew just the guy. Desmond Louw is an experienced Sports and Action Photographer, with next-level Post-Production skills. Des and our core MMMobsters are Cape Town based, so the most economical approach, was flying the two athletes down to the team.

Read more on MobileMediaMob‘s site. Thanks to the MMM team for this awesome gig!


ARA – The Original Imphepho Soap / shot for Ara Indigenous / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] We got to do a few product shots for ARA – The Original Imphepho Soap. Imphepho is an indigenous African sage. ARA launched a family soap bar and a baby soap bar. At the moment it’s available at Pick n Pay stores in KwaZulu-Natal and online at Takealot.com. Give it a try, we love it!


ISUZU X-Rider Double Cab automatic / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] Red against blue (Cape Town sky and the sea) just works. It was wonderful driving the ISUZU X-Rider automatic. It’s a smooth city car for the bakkie lovers. These shots are for the ISUZU press kit.


Porsche Track Experience / season 2019

[automotive] Another Porsche Track Experience season in the bag – 2019 was amazing! We photographed all over on Europe’s greatest race tracks, produced lot’s of content, met old friends and made new ones. It’s awesome being part of the Porsche family. Thanks to everyone! We get to work with the best on this special brand!


Asics athlete ambassador shoot / Lenize Potgieter / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] Lenize Potgieter is a professional South African Netball player and just got signed with Asics. It was supposed to be a sunny shoot outside and turned out to be a moody shoot indoors, but came out awesome! The rain did stop just before sunset and we got a bit of vitamin D. Thanks to Ascis and Lenize Potgieter for being rockstars!


Taycan / shot for Porsche / Autodromo Internacional do Algarve / Portimao, Portugal

[commercial] We just got back from a trip to Portugal shooting for Porsche at the beautiful Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao. We can’t wait to share more images but for now it will be the very highlight: shooting the Taycan, Porsche’s first full on electric car. As Desmond said: “I have a new benchmark when it comes to acceleration. Before yesterday the benchmark was the power you feel when you lose control of a 9m2 c-kite in the Cape Town southeaster 😂 The Taycan is here and it is awesome inside and out. It sounds like a X-fighter in Star Wars with ⚡️.” Thanks to Lars for drifting like a boss so close to the tracking car 🙏
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Puma ambassador shoot / Duane Vermeulen & Lukhanyo Am / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] A while ago, we met up with Puma sponsored rugby players (Springboks) Duane Vermeulen & Lukhanyo Am one early morning to get some shots. Thanks to MobileMediaMob and everyone involved.


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…


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