© 2019 Desmond Louw & Antonia Heil
dna photographers / Cape Town, South Africa / Berlin, Germany
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dna exhibition at Jason Bakery, Cape Town, South Africa

{news} We have a little exhibition at Jason Bakery (185 Bree Street) in ‪Cape Town‬ from today on. Go check it out – it’s a small collection of random shots we love. ‪Thanks Elodye Davids Art for making this happen! We totally believe in bringing the galleries ‘to the streets’, to everyday life. DNA

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Iron and Air story {custom bike scene in Lisbon and Porto
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{editorial} We did a trip to Portugal last year to visit the top four bike builders in the country. One of the best weeks of our lives, not because of the country, not because of the bikes and cool rides we had, not because of all the good food but because of the friends we made. Toni did the interviews and wrote the story and I took the pictures for Iron & Air. So so proud of this one! Get the latest issue (issue number 19) of Iron & Air digitally here. DNA – Desmond

P.S. WOW! We are overwhelmed by the response. Thank you so so much.

“In Portugal’s custom building scene, there are people working at world-class standards, and amazingly, for such a small…

Posted by Iron & Air on Thursday, April 16, 2015

 

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dna USA trip {Texas, Austin (SXSW), New Orleans..}

{news} We had an EPIC road trip through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and then a quick flight to New York City!

So we picked up our little rental car in Dallas, Texas and started to head south direction Austin. We set the GPS to avoid big highways so that we can see more of the countryside and locals. This was really interesting, Texas can give the same feeling as the Free State in South Africa. Every guy drives a huge bakkie or as they will say pick-up. We had fun! Staying on a ranch, buying cowboy boots, learning why we/they have to ‘Keep Austin weird’, SXSW, road tripping, shooting an AMAZING wedding (more about that soon) and having a little bit of hard core winter in NYC. Traveling is good. Life is super duper good.

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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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