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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…

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.

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