It was a special moment celebrating Desmond Tutu’s birthday from behind my lens. I covered the event for sponsor’s Liberty when the unique monument was unveiled at the entrance to the Company’s Garden in Cape Town on the 7th October. The dome shaped “Arch for Arch”, monument is constructed of bent wood with the 14 “strands” of the structure inscribed with excerpts from South Africa’s Constitution. A beautiful reminder to the Mother City of who has gone before us.
A short “best of 2017” landscapes from my meanders in and around this place I call home.
Every now and again you get to be part of telling some of the many feel good stories happening each day in this beautiful country of ours. Micaela didn’t allow where she started to define her current trajectory. Her manager told me she was astounded at how quickly Micaela has risen through the ranks. Micaela loves what she does, which has helped her make the best of this opportunity. Read more
This was my first outing with the really neat Cactus portable flash lighting kit. It’s a joy being able to get in and out of places with minimal weight and set up time. Simply put, my key light is a small soft box to camera left. A large shoot through umbrella added a highlight to her left cheek and lit up the shop interior behind Micaela.
Equally special was meeting another respected photographer, Pierre Tostee, who also happens to be my client at Mr P Foundation. He had this to say after the shoot.
“Beautiful work Julian! You not only captured the images we needed but more importantly our heart as a brand. It’s such a privilege to work with a true professional and we look forward to working with you in the future.”
Late Cape summer light is where it’s at. Food photography gives you access to a visual and taste sensation. Yummy!
It’s not everyday you get to rub shoulders with luminaries like Ahmed Kathrada, Graça Machel, Desmond Tutu and the late Robert F Kennedy’s extended family. This was not your average free lunch.