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#WeLevitate inspired campaign for ASICS / shot in Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] Shooting in the mother city’s concrete jungle is always 🤘. #WeLevitate inspired campaign for ASICS and Onitsuka Tiger.


Mercedes-AMG GT R, Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] A real purist car. Shot for a private client. We’ve seen this ‘Beast of the Green Hell’ at the Nordschleife in Germany, but it’s also looking slick down here in Africa.


Ferrari 458, Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] The Ferrari 458 is one of those Ferraris that sold very well and the reason is simple: it is beautiful. Sooo easy shooting this car. Lines for days and a car looking good at any angle.


Keurbos House by Gabriel Fagan Architects / Cape Town, South Africa

{architecture} Keurbos must be one of the most spectacular (older) houses in Cape Town! We recently photographed Keurbos House in Bishopscourt, Cape Town – the house Gawie (Gabriël) Fagan designed in 1951 for his parents. The house has been standing for 60 years and is regarded as heritage now. When we saw the house we knew this is something special. The house is not renovated, even the original kitchen is still in. The Fagans, now in their 90ies, still work every day. They are truly the most inspiring couples we have ever met. We are so glad to call them friends and are happy shooting some of their esteemed works. Have a look at their website and pick up one of their self-published books as well as click on the story we did with them years ago for Freunde von Freunden.


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 


Nemiroff TVC / shot in Cape Town, South Africa

{commercial} We LOVE shooting TVCs, especially when it involves dust, fire and petrol! Nemiroff Vodka asked us to shoot their new commercial. Three days of non-stop work, an amazing experience and so many cool peeps. Have a look at the TVC over here.

Client: Nemiroff 

Production: Magai Production
Local Production: MR
Director: Noah Conopask
DOP: Garrett Davis


Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden / editorial shot for Highlife, British Airways inflight magazine

{editorial} We had the opportunity to shoot the beautiful Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden filled with his powerful sculptures. Shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine, it was part of a series where we documented people working with their hands. More here. If you’re in the Stellenbosch area, this is a great place to visit with a very lovely coffee shop.


With these hands / editorial shot for Highlife, British Airways inflight magazine

{editorial} ‘With these hands’ is an editorial in the current High Life (British Airways inflight magazine) on people working with their hands and their true craftsmanship. We photographed Megan Miller and the makers of Nette Rose lingerie, the distiller Eugene Coertzen of Brickmakers Distillery, Dylan Lewis’ sculptures and shoe maker S’bosh Mnikina – words by Nick Dall.


Mercedes-Benz C-Class / shot for Highlife, British Airways inflight magazine

{commercial / editorial} We loved driving and shooting the new Mercedes-Benz C-class for the latest High Life, the British Airways inflight magazine. Pick up a copy on-board or in an airport lounge. It’s a top notch mag!


Subaru XV / shot for Subaru Southern Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

{automotive} A fun lifestyle/car shoot for Subaru. We really enjoyed shooting and driving the Subaru XV earlier this year. What a slick cat! Thank you Subaru Southern Africa! DNA