Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

7am. In the Grahamstown rubbish dump, stilt-walker Richard Antrobus picks his way through old tyres, broken plastic and mud the colour of offal. Of all the places I thought I would find myself on a Saturday morning – in my entire life – this is quite possibly the very last. Richard is being trailed by   Read More …

Categories: Journalism, Photography

There is much that I have come to remember that I missed about university. Like learning – that feeling as though you are actually becoming smarter with each article read. Or that feeling of checking books out of the library  as though you were becoming wiser for the exercise. Like the  conversations that draw late   Read More …

Categories: Journalism, Photography, Sudan

For an extended overland trip in Africa, particularly one made without the (relative) luxury of a 4×4, there is the inevitable question of what gear to take. While there remain a fair swarm of decisions still to be made about everything from a tent to a first aid kit, I have largely made my mind   Read More …

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time recently trying to get better at HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. Scientifically speaking, it’s where you take multiple exposures of a scene,  to make sure that you can expose correctly for the bright bits (sunlight, car lights, fire, neon lights at a strip mall) and the dark   Read More …

Categories: Photography

This coming week sees me in Grahamstown, working from decidedly more interesting and restful surroundings than the usual rush of stress and dirty air that characterises Johannesburg. Or at least the parts of it that exist when I am in my car. Which in Joburg is far too much of the overall experience. The onset   Read More …

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