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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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Harley Davidson trip through South Africa

{documentary} What an honour! I (Desmond) was invited by Harley Davidson to shoot a group of Japanese journalists while they toured the northern and eastern part of South Africa and Swaziland. We were joined by Marc-Hans Richer, the Vice President of Harley Davidson. What an awesome guy, we had loads of fun!

We started in Johannesburg and went to Dullstroom, Kruger National Park, Mbabane in Swaziland, Pongolapoort Dam and then ended of at the African Bike Week in Margate.

We live in an incredible country, the Japanese guys (and I) had the time of their lives!

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Bikeroutes Overberg trip {BMW F800 GS Adventure}

{automotive} We had such a great time when we shot the Overberg trip for www.bikeroutes.co.za. This was an advertorial route we did together with BMW Motorrad South Africa. Our bike for the trip, the BMW F800 GS Adventure. Have a look at the route, images, video and other information over here. If you don’t know Bikeroutes, get on it! If you like riding off the beaten track with a bike (or a 4×4 car), check it out. Download the maps and information of the coolest routes in Southern Africa. You can also submit your own routes. dna – Desmond

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Cars of 2013

{automotive} What a year we had! Toni and I had so much fun shooting cars and people all over the world!  Here are some of our favourite car photos taken in 2013, enjoy. Thanks to everyone for all the opportunities and support! Happy new year! May it be more than awesome.

dna – Desmond

P.S. Our favorite wedding and people moments of the past season are over here.

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BMW bike trip, Sutherland, South Africa

Just before our trip to Germany, I (Desmond) did a bike trip with a friend and colleague to Sutherland. It rained non stop the first two days and the rest was just insanely cold! At one stage it was -3 degrees at lunch! We drove 600 km on gravel and mud in the area and it was truly challenging. You can see the whole trip and more photos on bikeroutes.co.za. This is a new website dedicated to the bikers in South Africa that want to know and submit routes in South Africa.

I took one body (Nikon D700), two lenses (14-24mm F2,8 and a 50mm F1.4) and a flash (SB-600) with me. I fell twice with the bike but all my gear survived 🙂

What a cool trip, what an amazing part of our country!

 

 

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The Vesparados, Cape Town, South Africa

May I introduce, the Vesperados of Cape Town. They call themselves the “scooter gang” and are an awesome bunch of people. Peter Forbes, a good old Irishman is the guy who started the gang and is a mixture of a mod and a rocker. We met Michael, an architect at a Vespa-party and had a good chat… I thought… “that might be a cool story” and a couple of days later I met Peter and Carl @ Deluxe Coffeeworks and then it was sure: this has to be a story… here are the pictures and the story will follow very soon. Enjoy. Toni x


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