The first I hear about Londi is that Mom Carol is about to enter her into the competition for “Ambassador for children’s rights”. I guess that tells me quite a bit about this person I am about to meet.
I was approached by Lisa Van Der Knaap, a freelance writer for “Your Family” magazine, a while back for an interview she wanted for the Father’s Day issue of “Your Family”. She had read my blog I wrote last year about my dad on father’s day. She said she was so touched by the story and thought it was a good fit for the feature they were running in the magazine.
This is what you get when you mix two beautiful and funky girls with an open mind and the willingness to let go of their fear of a camera and put them into a nice, remote location. I met the two sisters before the shoot and their bond was extremely apparent.
The annual leading urban youth culture calendar event in the areas of fashion, music, sneakers, graffiti, skate and dance in Africa back at Maboneng Precinct. So I took to the streets to see what goes down when sneakers, BMX, fashion and dance come together. It went something like this:
I have been thinking about this for a very long time now and had actually already scrapped the idea of this post as it is extremely personal… but today is Father’s Day and I have been thinking about my dad so much these last couple of days and so I decided to post this after all. So here it goes then.
This one is for you, mom and dad.
Stop Hunger Now SA is an amazingly inspiring non-profit company run by a bunch of awesome, contagiously enthusiastic people with the mission to eradicate hunger in Southern Africa. I first met them at the beginning of last year when we started shooting for “Ubuntu Help-Portrait 4PBO” (read my blog post on my first experiences).
What an amazing church this must be to photograph a wedding in! Its actually in my hometown. I went to visit it now on my last trip home for the first time since I think I left school (which to me feels like it only happened the day before yesterday but of course we all know this is not quite true…).
From the moment I met Akani I knew he had been called to become a teacher. What a well-spoken, well-mannered, open-minded, inquisitive and enthusiastic person. Something great is waiting for him. It is very obvious.
When I met Selina I could instantly pick up on the wisdom and poise surrounding her. Without her having to say a word I could tell she was looking back on an amazing career and a journey which her life had been – significantly influenced by the READ Educational Trust.