© 2019 Desmond Louw & Antonia Heil
dna photographers / Cape Town, South Africa / Berlin, Germany
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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.


PUMA athletes / Henricho Bruintjies and Gena Löfstrand / Johannesburg, South Africa

[commercial] Shooting some of the fastest peeps in this country was a blast! PUMA athletes Henricho Bruintjies and Gena Löfstrand were so pro. Thanks to MobileMediaMob and Puma.


Tobias Groenewald’s Trans Am / shot in the Northern Cape, South Africa

{automotive} When my friend Tobie bought his Pontiac Trans Am four years back, we had this shoot in mind in a barren landscape. We finally decided that work has to wait and we needed to do this! We went to a small town called Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape. It was only a 24-hour-trip but we made so many memories and new friends. If you are in the area, go have a roosterkoek at Bagdad Cafe, what a vibe! It is important as a photographer to make time for your own personal projects. It keeps the creativity going! DNA – Desmond


Zip Zap Circus / editorial shot for Highlife, British Airways inflight magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

{editorial} I documented a few days in Inathi’s life as she works-eats-sleeps the circus life with Zip Zap Circus. Shot for British Airways‘ inflight magazine High Life. DNA – Desmond 


South African Fashion Week 2018 / #StyleBySA / Johannesburg, South Africa

{events} What a great evening shooting portraits for Woolworths’ Instagram & Instagram Stories for the South African Fashion Week 2018. #StyleBySA Thanks to MobileMediaMob.


Rush Sports CycloPlus Dealer Tour #1 / South Africa

{editorial} Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles… for Rush Sports we documented bike shops all over the Western Cape (often in the middle of nowhere). We got into a van full of camera kit, baseball caps and t-shirts to give away. Every time we saw a cyclist, we stopped, took a portrait and gave him or her some freebies. It was so awesome to make these guys so happy and all it took was a cap or a shirt. Our country is full of amazing people. Have a look at the full Rush Sports CycloPlus Dealer Tour here.


Morvélo kit / Meerendal Wine Estate, Cape Town, South Africa

{commercial} We went out to Meerendal Wine Estate to shoot the boys from Morvélo with their new kit. The weather played along, fun was had and coffee was awesome!


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


Walter Röhrl portrait / shot for Porsche / Nordschleife, Nürburgring, Germany

{portraits} “Good drivers have dead flies on the side windows.” – says Walter Röhrl. We photographed him this month at Nordschleife, Nürburgring.

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The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show

{commercial} A few weeks ago we shot the new press kit and marketing material for ‘The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show‘ while they were touring in Cape Town, South Africa. It was awesome working with Belinda Davids and the Showtime Australia team.


Clint Reynolds / Austin, Texas, USA

{editorial} Clint Reynolds lives with his girlfriend Jamie and dog Woody in an airstream in a backyard of a house he is sharing with a bunch of people in Austin’s east city. He builds bicycles, he rides them, he builds jumps, he road trips around the States in his Mercedes-Benz van that runs on vegetable oil. He’s living the dream. He is a dirt jump legend; he wouldn’t tell you though. Clint is a humble man. He shows us his airstream, the one he’s living in and the one he’s working on. We go for a ride in his van and visit the Eastside trails where he spends most of his time when he’s in Austin.
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