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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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Chrisli and Matt’s wedding featured on ruffledblog.com

{featured} On Ruffled Blog Chrisli talks about her wedding, saying “We wanted something sophisticated, but still young, fresh and out of the ordinary. We believe less is more if it’s well executed – and there’s always space to add a touch of your own personality. Let’s just say we went for ‘red carpet’, not fairytale!” And what a fabulous wedding it was – and we were the lucky ones documenting it! Thanks Ruffled Blog for sharing Chrisli and Matt’s awesome awesome wedding with your readers! Thank you! Loads more images of this perfect wedding over here.
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Iron and Air story {custom bike scene in Lisbon and Porto
} issue 19

{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 photographers featured in Love Circus BASH Journal

{featured} “A wedding is a party, not a performance. If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love, then everything went perfectly.“ – that’s Love Circus‘ motto and yes, we do agree a 100%. The awesome ladies of Love Circus (probably the most exciting wedding planning/design agency in Berlin) organize the annual event Love Circus BASH and we are honored that they featured us and two of our weddings in the Love Circus BASH Journal. Thank you! DNA

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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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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.


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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