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Subaru Forester 2021 / shot for Subaru Southern Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] Subaru Southern Africa just launched the new Subaru Forester, it’s better and stronger than ever. The new 2.5-litre Subaru Forester is sporting a more powerful drivetrain and retaining the Forester’s all-around excellence and Subaru dependability. We got to shoot two models, the 2.5i Sport ES (white) and the 2.5i-S ES (bronze) and we loved the drive! We shot in Cape Town and on the beautiful Piket-Bo-Berg on the Retreat Guest Farm. Big thanks to everyone involved, especially our models and Thule.

Ferrari Testarossa / shot for Crossley & Webb / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] This beauty, the Ferrari Testarossa (1990) is for sale at Crossley & Webb in Cape Town and we got to shoot this sweet baby.

The Ferrari Testarossa, produced from 1984 to 1996 is the flamboyant, futuristic “poster car” of the 1980s. Its impact has not diminished on the car world since its launch, partly due to its strong representation in popular media. This bold Pininfarina designed classic supercar is powered by a 4.9l flat 12-cylinder naturally aspirated Tipo F113A engine which produces 380 BHP and offers a driving experience not matched by the current “digital” supercars.

New Audi Q7 / shot for Audi South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] While shooting the new Audi Q7, we shredded quite a few kilometers in and around Cape Town. What a powerful and luxurious vehicle that surely turned many heads; it was hard to give it back. 😉 Shot for Audi South Africa.

ISUZU mule / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Port Elizabeth, South Africa

[automotive] A few weeks back we shot the new ISUZU bakkie. So far it’s a mule riding around Port Elizabeth being tested. It’s incredibly beautiful and has a big presence. This test mule has been riding dirt roads 16 hours a day (two shifts) for weeks already, loaded with a ton at the back, getting it ready for the African market. 

ISUZU mu-X / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] Road tripping with the mu-X was such a treat after months of lockdown. South Africa showed its most beautiful side; we’ve never seen this country so colorful, there were flowers everywhere.
Click here to look at the lifestyle shoot we did with this mu-X.

2020 Edition Isuzu X-Rider 3.0TD / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Port Elizabeth, South Africa

[automotive] The new Isuzu 3.0TD X-Rider shot in ISUZU Motors South Africa’s base, in Port Elizabeth. 

ISUZU mu-X / lifestyle / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] We loved driving the ISUZU mu-X as much as shooting it! This car has so much space, it was the perfect road trip vehicle. We spent a day around Cape Town with our awesome models Sheralle and Jared and their precious baby, showcasing that this is a wonderful family car. 😉  

Toyota Fortuner Epic / shot for Media 24 / Western Cape, South Africa

[commercial] We shot these advertorials for a couple of Media 24 magazines (Men’s Health, Bicycling, Women’s Health, Weg!, Weg! Ry & Sleep, Go, Go Drive & Camp). The star of the shoot was the New Toyota Fortuner Epic.
Great crew, lekker vibes, and loads of fun!

BMW 530e Plug-In Hybrid / shot for BMW Germany / Cape Town, South Africa

[TVC / commercial] We had the amazing opportunity to shoot the stills for an international BMW ad in our beloved Cape Town. Long hours, stress, hurry up and wait and everything else packed into four days. Thank you to everyone involved! Ad produced locally by Giant Films, internationally by Tempomedia. Launched last week, have a look at the ad on youtube.

ISUZU X-Rider Double Cab automatic / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] Red against blue (Cape Town sky and the sea) just works. It was wonderful driving the ISUZU X-Rider automatic. It’s a smooth city car for the bakkie lovers. These shots are for the ISUZU press kit.

Porsche Track Experience / season 2019

[automotive] Another Porsche Track Experience season in the bag – 2019 was amazing! We photographed all over on Europe’s greatest race tracks, produced lot’s of content, met old friends and made new ones. It’s awesome being part of the Porsche family. Thanks to everyone! We get to work with the best on this special brand!

Taycan / shot for Porsche / Autodromo Internacional do Algarve / Portimao, Portugal

[commercial] We just got back from a trip to Portugal shooting for Porsche at the beautiful Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao. We can’t wait to share more images but for now it will be the very highlight: shooting the Taycan, Porsche’s first full on electric car. As Desmond said: “I have a new benchmark when it comes to acceleration. Before yesterday the benchmark was the power you feel when you lose control of a 9m2 c-kite in the Cape Town southeaster 😂 The Taycan is here and it is awesome inside and out. It sounds like a X-fighter in Star Wars with ⚡️.” Thanks to Lars for drifting like a boss so close to the tracking car 🙏
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ISUZU X-Rider Double Cab / shot for ISUZU Motors South Africa / Cape Town, South Africa

[automotive] We love the X-Rider, it’s simple and slick. Always fun to make use of some smoke bombs, too…

ISUZU MU-X shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine / Cederberg, South Africa

[advertorial] We drove to Wupperthal and did the donkey trail in the Cederberg mountains. What a blast!! Check the airtime Antonia got in one of the shots. 😂
To see Wupperthal after the devastating fires from New Year’s Eve 2018 was really sad. Much of the historic town was destroyed. Though, we met locals who were super positive with the rebuilding. #sterkte
Shot for British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life.

Toyota Corolla shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

[advertorial] The new Toyota Corolla (2019) pleasantly surprised us. The interior is beautiful, the exterior fresh and the ride super comfortable. We were asked by British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life to take her to Muizenberg and Kalk Bay and have a colourful shoot. The weather didn’t play along but we made the best of it!

Red Bull Cape Town Circuit Formula 1 / Cape Town, South Africa / 2 June 2019

[automotive] Last weekend was big! Shooting a F1 car is probably on every car photographer’s list and boy oh boy did I shoot a F1 car. We took the car to the unfinished highway in Cape Town early Friday morning to shoot some photos for the Saturday newspaper. On Saturday we shot the car together with the whole team – including David Coulthard – for a short film (Can’t wait for the release of this!).  Sunday was the big event where the absolute power and sound of this piece of engineering stunned the whole of Cape Town!
South Africa is so hungry to host a F1 event again, hearing that sound of the V8 bouncing between the buildings of Darling street gave me goosebumps all over!
Thank you Red Bull for the gig and thanks for Wayne Reichie and Craig Kolesky for all the support and good times. DNA – Desmond

Porsche 992 Carrera S / g-force Porsche Track Experience / Prüfzentrum Boxberg, Germany

[automotive] Two weeks ago, I (Antonia) headed to Germany to join the g-force training session of the Porsche Track Experience. Rain, even snow and a great team made this another fun experience. How slick is the new 992 Carrera S? It’s such an honour working with such a great brand. DNA – Antonia

Peugeot Occasions / international shoot with Robot TV / February 2019 / Cape Town, South Africa

[commercial] Two days of shooting the print version alongside the TV commercial for Peugeot France was intense and awesome! Thanks to ROBOT, Standard Films and BETC Paris  – great working with y’all!

Volvo XC60 / advertorial shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

[advertorial] When British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life gave us this Volvo XC60, the only brief was to focus on design. So we did. We just love what Volvo is doing on the inside and out. 🙌

Kia Sorento / advertorial shot for High Life, British Airways’ inflight magazine / Cape Town, South Africa

[advertorial] A lovely morning out with Peter Frost while shooting the new Kia Sorento for British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life. We went to Franschhoek in the Western Cape. The Kia really impressed me in performance and good build quality.

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