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Voortrekker Road / shot for Highlife, British Airways inflight magazine

{editorial} “You can find anything on Voortrekker Road. Really, you can. You can find your ancestors at Maitland Cemetery and salvation at Command of Faith Ministries. Modern-day Voortekkers dragging carts of scrap metal behind blinkered horses and row upon row of caricature car salesmen peddling near-identical Toyotas and Tatas. You can find your bearings by looking up at ever-present Lion’s Head.”

I spend two days on Voortrekker Road with Nick Dall interviewing random people – such a good and positive experience. Chatting and meeting people that live in a caravan park, inviting us into their caravans and sharing story after story. It’s such a special road. It reminds me a lot of America. Find the full story in the current inflight magazine of British Airways called High life.
DNA – Desmond


Sean Sakinofsky / SaK07 / shot for Bicycling Magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

{editorial} I shot Sean Sakinofsky from SaK07 for Bicycling Magazine. Sean is a bicycle fanatic, started a sock company and much more. Read the full interview here. DNA – Desmond


DNA WOR{KING} X Business Day Wanted collaboration

{editorial} Our project WOR{KING} kicked off in February 2014. We just kept on meeting more and more people with awesome wheels (cars, of course, but also motorcycles and bicycles) and their stories and we had to do something with them. For us it was only natural to shoot them plus to do a little interview.
The history of the vehicle and the memories associated with it are usually about more than just the ‘drive’. South Africa and Germany, where most of the content was gathered, have an incredible car culture. The content features various characters and stories: A son who buys his dad his lifelong favorite car, a family that has owned ten Volkswagen Beetles, with which they managed to conquer difficult 4×4 only passes. A father and son who have restored a Boss Mustang for the duration of eleven years. A filmmaker who loves his narrow car and hopes it never becomes trendy…
The people included in this book are a few that we have met on our travels in South Africa, USA, Portugal, Germany and Thailand.
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BBC Top Gear, season 23 episode 2, Durban, South Africa and Sani Pass, Lesotho

{documentary / automotive} BBC Top Gear asked me to be the photographer for season 23 episode 2 – shot in Durban, South Africa and Sani Pass, Lesotho. What an incredible week of shooting, getting up early, going to bed late and making new friends. It was awesome hanging with Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Jordan, Sharleen Spiteri, Seasick Steve and Tinie Tempah.

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Fritz and Chanelle Schoon – portrait for freundevonfreunden.com

{portraits} De Companje, Fritz and Chanelle’s business, is a bakery, a restaurant, a coffee roastery, a produce store, a wine shop and an ice cream parlor in one – and that’s just the beginning. Fritz and Chanelle are young entrepreneurs who have made their dream a reality, building a little indoor market in the Western Cape that helps keep their Dutch heritage alive.

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Ané and Gabriel’s wedding featured on hochzeitsguide.com

{featured} “A location, many couples dream of.” That’s how Hochzeitsguide perfectly described Ané and Gabriel’s wedding at the amazing Grand Dédale Country House in Wellington. It was indeed an awesome and relaxed summer affair. Have a look at the lovely feature on Hochzeitsguide. Thank you, Susanne! For more images of this wedding, click here. DNA

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Kristina and Clayton’s wedding featured on onefabday.com

{featured} After shooting a couple of years ago at The Grand Beach & Café in Cape Town, we were so excited to finally shoot there again for Kristina and Clayton’s wedding. It was the perfect summer wedding, the perfect sunset…. One Fab Day featured this awesome wedding with a couple of stories from bride Kristina. Enjoy!
Thank you One Fab Day ladies! Fore more images of this wedding, click here. DNA

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