© 2018 Desmond Louw & Antonia Heil
dna photographers / Cape Town, South Africa / Berlin, Germany
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Blue Bulls / shot for PUMA & Mobile Media Mob / Johannesburg, South Africa

{commercial} Brief: Make them look like warriors. We shot the Blue Bulls in the new 2019 kit. Thanks to PUMA & Mobile Media Mob for an awesome shoot.
#bullsarmour

Executive director: Thoban Jappie
Creative director: Dylan Culhane
Retouching: DNA photographers’ Desmond Louw & Joanna Matuszak
Make up & styling: Jules Ruby


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


Bottlenose dolphin capital of the world, Port Elizabeth / shot for Highlife, British Airways inflight magazine

{editorial} Port Elizabeth has a reputation as the ‘bottlenose dolphin capital of the world’, but few people know that Algoa Bay is home to half the global population of African penguins as well as the world’s largest colony of gannets – some 200,000 individuals on one tiny island. The bay also harbours two other dolphin species and a host of resident and visiting whales, seals, sharks and fish. Nick Dall and I got salty with some of the scientists and tour operators who are committed to ensuring this decidedly urban marine gem remains as sparkly as ever. DNA – Desmond (with fabulous words by Nick Dall)


Dudley Nkosi / HFR Refrigerated for Scania Legend Magazine

{editorial} With 235 trucks, HFR Transport is one of the largest independent hauling companies in South Africa. Every day its drivers transport time-sensitive loads across this huge country and beyond. Dudley Nkosi, one of HFR’s “road jockeys”, takes great pride in his work. We got to meet and photograph him with his truck for the Scania Legend Magazine.


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.


Porsche GT2RS / shot for TopGear South Africa [July 2018]

{editorial} We shot the fastest production car ever made (if you use the Nürburgring as a benchmark) for TopGear South Africa. The rain came down in buckets and we love the dramatic effect it gave the pictures! We blasted through Franchhoek towards Stanford, then back to Cape Town via Kleinmond. I have never ever felt so much power on four wheels, unreal. The new GT2RS makes mince meat out of ALL the supercars and hypercars ever made. DNA – Desmond


Suzaan and Chris Alheit / shot for Ozy.com / Alheit Vineyards, Hemel & Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay / South Africa

{editorial} We spent some time with Chris and Suzaan from Alheit Vineyards in the Hemel and Aarde Valley. The goal was to capture some portraits of them for online magazine Ozy.com. What a lovely couple making exceptionally good wine. Read the article here.


Eva and Chris, Babylonstoren, Simondium, South Africa

{wedding} Eva and Chris got married with a heck of a celebration at beautiful Babylonstoren and we were so lucky to be part of it. May the picture storytelling begin! Enjoy. Much much love, DNA


ISUZU MU-X / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Port Elizabeth, South Africa

{commercial} We popped down to Port Elizabeth again for a quick shoot of the ISUZU MU-X. Nice locations, cool company and awesome weather were on our side. Thanks ISUZU for the opportunity!


First Ascent / winter collection 2018 / shot in Cape Town, South Africa

{commercial} First Ascent‘s new winter range was launched last week! It was super fun shooting this campaign with an awesome crew a few weeks back at the height of summer. We thought the heat would be challenging for our models wearing the warm jackets and shirts… but as we arrived on location, the clouds rolled in and the Cape Town drought was no more for about an hour. We could not believe our luck. We had real rain for the new rain jackets ;).  Thanks to everyone involved, we had loads of fun! DNA


Charlotte and Chris, Boschendal, Franschhoek, South Africa

{wedding} Yoh!! What a wedding. The most awesome vibes and people (mainly from the Netherlands) partying up a storm at beautiful Boschendal. Have a look yourselves. Charlotte and Chris, it was a blast being part of this super fun day! Love, DNA – Desmond & Antonia