Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Beauty with Bailey

My friend Nikkila and I had been speaking about doing a beauty shoot, to try new make-up techniques (Nikkila Mann, is a top South African Hair & Make-up artist). We have worked together so many times, during Top Billing fashion … Continue reading

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O Fashion Awards

I absolutely adore fashion, it may possibly have something to do with my first career as a fashion designer. Shooting fashion combines two of my passions – what a treat. This shoot was for South Africa’s Oprah Magazine, my ultimate … Continue reading

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My moments with Mandela (5 December 1999)

Fourteen years ago, equipped with my Masters degree in Journalism from Rhodes University. I moved with high expectations to Cape Town with only a volunteer job and an interview. My task as a volunteer was to run the daily Vukani … Continue reading

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When the camera turns on you!

I was blasted into the past, almost to a different time – the time of the medium format trannie – with this image. Those were my Farilady days. I was the Picture Editor/ Photographer at the time. The magazine was … Continue reading

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Pretty, Dirty, Rich

There is something particularly exciting and challenging about shooting fashion with models on location. Usually the weather conditions are not the same as when you first scouted the location, so its important to readjust and switch into a different mode … Continue reading

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A day in the life of Angie Lazaro

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The end of an era: Cover Shoot

Cover shoot with Isidingo’s most manipulative characters: Cherel and Katlego Michelle Botes must be one of the most recognizable faces, (she gets around the soapie sets, and of course never dies but seems to kill off everyone else); I wonder … Continue reading

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Namibia: Dunes that roar

Something I wrote on a trip to Namibia shooting two hotels in 2008, it made me smile when I read it again…. Usually on trips for Top Billing Magazine, I would be accompanied by a the TV crew or magazine … Continue reading

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Barefoot Happy Flower People…60s Boho fashion shoot

It’s Spring – my favourite time of year.  The flowers are out in abundance with the delicate petals peering all around. However, on the day of the shoot there was still a touch of the winter chill in the air. Wrapped … Continue reading

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White on white

Azania Mosaka and Simba Mhere Cover We were awestruck by the breathtaking beauty of the Bot River Lagoon (near Hermanus) and on its edge stands a contemporary showstopper home, this was our location for the cover as well as for … Continue reading

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