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Shoots should always be this much fun!

3am alarm goes off in Cape Town. My geyser is broken – succumb my sleepy body to a cold shower. Mango red-eye flight to Jhb. I was almost allocated the jump seat luckily I got to the middle seat at … Continue reading

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Ilifa Labantwana has just launched their national campaign, which will continue for a number of years. This extraordinary multi-media campaign’s focus is on the early development of South Africa’s children: ‘MY CHILD IS A SOMEBODY’ For the billboard aspect of … 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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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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Fame and Obsession

This is my favourite fashion editorial, each editorial has its own challenges and its own particular look, but this shoot tapped into my theatrical and dramatic side. As a student I used to photograph a lot of theatre and dance, … Continue reading

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Shooting Top Billing Magazine Covers

Top Billing has a particular feel and ethos when it comes to their covers. The look is uncluttered clean with an edge of perfection draped in high style. Cover styles change over time but the procedure described below can be … Continue reading

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Tamara Dey & Aidan Bennetts Cover

I flew to Johannesburg for the April Cover shoot with our very own Aidan Bennetts and Tamara Dey. Arriving the day before gave us a little bit more time to strategise the shoot. Hayden Fortmann, Top Billing Magazine Publisher and … Continue reading

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Clothes maketh the Gentleman

Simba Mhere’s wardrobe will never be the same again. The newest addition to the Top Billing presenter team is Simba, catapulted onto our TV screens after a lengthy presenter search across the country. Alexis Chaffe, our Fashion Editor met with … Continue reading

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Dominique Piek International Model

Dominique is gracing our shores for a while. This Somerset West beauty currently lives in New York. “It is such an exciting city to be living in,” she says. She has graced the pages of SA’s and USA’s Sports Illustrated. … Continue reading

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