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dna photographers / Cape Town, South Africa / Berlin, Germany
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Carolina Pimenta – portrait for freundevonfreunden.com

{portraits} With art collectors as parents, the Lisbon home of photographer Carolina Pimenta is a treasure trove full of interesting artefacts and design details. We talk with Carolina about her travels, her hat collection and what it was like to grow up surrounded by artists and artworks. Hanging out with Carolina Pimenta was the best start to our time in Lisbon, Portugal. We met up in August, now you can read the portrait and have a look at the images on Freunde von Freunden.

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Bakkie shootout for the December issue of TopCar

{automotive} Last month the topCar guys and myself went on a one day road-trip to the Tanwka Karoo. WOW – this place always blows my mind. If you haven’t been here, go ASAP. It’s only three hours away from Cape Town. This shoot with the bakkies was a bit tricky as the sun was brutal and we had to shoot quickly as we were under loads of time pressure. Minimal lights were used on location, the sun was my light. It worked well. DNA – Desmond

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Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells – Rockabilly festival 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

{documentary} ‘Dress It Up, Better Have It All’. {Said in my Rockabilly voice…} The ginchiest cats and dolls dressed up in their fanciest threads and peepers last weekend at the Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells – Rockabilly festival. It was simply radioactive. Read more about it on Mercedes-Benz Life.

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Best driver’s car shootout for the December issue of TopCar

{automotive} I had such a cool time with the guys from TopCar last month. We drove these three beasts  all over Cape Town for two days. I’m talking about the BMW M4, the Toyota 86 limited edition and the Alfa 4C. The idea behind the story with these three very differently priced cars was to compare them from a driver’s point-of-view. The cherry on the cake was when a professional driver took me around the Killarney in the M4 and drifted the last turn of the track, unbelievable! Thanks guys, I loved it!

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Freunde von Freunden Friends book

{news} Freunde von Freunden just published their second book: Freunde von Freunden Friends book – and we are so honoured to be featured in it with the portrait we did with Gwen and Gawie Fagan.

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More about the book:

“Our second book reveals 45 uniquely inspiring stories from people and their homes: from Berlin to Beirut, Lima to L.A. and Tokyo.

Available to order in Germany now, the book is the second publication after Freunde von Freunden: Berlin, printed in 2011 by Distanz Publishing. With the new book, FvF embarks on a journey across the globe, offering unique insights into the living and working spaces of creatives around the world.

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Release date: October 2014

Facts: 23 cities, 45 stories, over 400 photos, 38 photographers, foreword from Markus Peichl

Publisher: Distanz

Distributor: International / Gestalten

Language: English / German

Format: A4 / Hardcover

Pages: 336

Cities: Paris, Barcelona, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Tokyo, São Paulo, Frankfurt, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Lima, Antwerpen, San Francisco, New York City, Cape Town, Portland, Auckland, Mililani, Catskills, Stockholm, Beirut

Not only is diversity in career and lifestyle a constant theme of the book, but the diversity of the homes as well: a self-designed villa on the green outskirts of São Paulo is followed by a houseboat converted from an old trawler on a pier in San Francisco, or an urban oasis in the center of Japan’s bustle. The focus is on authentic stories from people and the environments they’ve created for themselves.”

Find more info over here.

 


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