As promised, here is part 2 of a two or three part retrospective of the year 2017 of our Lord God. You can check out part one here.
Where did we leave things? Ah yes, the short film Siklus. Up next was my shoot with Coca-Cola.
Next up was this shoot with my friend Adriaan Esterhuizen, whom by the way is a damn great cinematographer and you should take a moment to go and view his work here. Go do that first and then come back here and read further.
We photographed these images in my apartment with some very sad music playing and a lot of silence and observation. It was tough at times. Toward the end of the shoot, looking through my viewfinder and telling him to look straight into my camera felt heavy. I don't know how else to describe it, but that was the feeling in the room. It was good though. Afterwards when we were done we had some tea I think and spoke about things that didn't weigh so much on our psyche.
Thanks again for this day dude. Stoked to see you soon.
Damn! May was jam packed with a few cool shoots. Next up was my sitting with Charles Niehaus.
This was a pretty cool one I thought and I still really like these images. I met Charles a little over a year ago at Trent Gallery a.k.a. Cameo Framers in Waterkloof, where I have most of my artworks framed. At that time he had broken his collarbone and I was planning on making a portrait of Stuart who owns and runs the place and he suggested that I photograph Charles which finally happened basically a year later.
I then photographed my friends at UNKOWN Design Johannesburg, which was also a very long time coming. Kelda (middle) has since left and started her own thing -named Closer- which is both sad, but also really exciting and I am so stoked or her.
Probably one of my favourite sittings/subjects this year was the elusive artist Hougaard Winterbach. Check out some of his work here. I photographed him in his house on a Sunday morning. He looks quite intimidating, however he is one of the kindest people I know.
Another small agency Henn+Honeyball run by my friends Christian and Ryan. I've known Christian for a couple years now and he always sends work my way when their clients need something done and I am eternally grateful for that. I played around with harder light for these images and I was really pleased with the end results.
They ended up using the latter two images for their website and online media profiles.
I think that will have to be it for part two. I definitely photographed a couple of cool gigs. Next up I will write a little about my trip to Italy and Switzerland that happened in the middle part of 2017 and how that all came about and then onwards to part 3.
Thanks for reading.