2018-05-22 - KwaZulu Natal - Behind the Scenes

Discovery Foundation Awards week two.

This week we are in KwaZulu Natal, photographing doctors at various regional and district hospitals.  

The KwaZulu Natal Health Department has some very helpful people in the communications and public relations fields who have been assisting us in getting permission to photograph doctors and patients in their facilities.

We are staying at Jakita's Guest House in Ballito - absolutely wonderful - you can book your Ballito stay at  


2018-05-17 - Discovery Foundation Awards - Behind the scenes

It's that time of year again.  

The Discovery Foundation will soon be publishing a new set of their wonderful books on the remarkable South African doctors who recently received Discovery Foundation Awards for commitment and excellence in various fields.

We are travelling all over the country to photograph these amazing people, taking both formal portraits and trailing the doctors around the hospitals, clinics and laboratories to capture a glimpse of what their work is really all about.

We kicked off the project last week in Gauteng, with three photoshoots in three days and a portrait shoot at the SunshineCo Jozi studio over the weekend.  The gas heaters they provided kept us all toasty during the early morning cold snap and were much appreciated by the doctors - not to mention the photographer!

This week we are shooting in KwaZulu Natal - we'll keep you posted.

2018-04-17 - DDP March/April Newsletter

March Hares and April Fools
Who said you have to conform to succeed?

New Clients that feel like Old Friends

One of the highlights for the month of March was a mammoth photoshoot to update the image library of Consulta, an interesting group of people who have had quite an impact in marketing research since their founding in 1998.  

A research company, originally launched by a university - bound to be a bunch of stuffy academics, right?  Wrong.  

Friendly, fun, adaptable, creative - these people were a joy to work with.

Playing in the Dirt

Like big kids we spent a lot of time playing in the dirt with our friends from One Way Up Productions and Gerbera Brand Management.  

Shooting for earthmoving, mining, civil and construction involve a lot of rolling on the ground, throwing dust in the air, climbing things and crawling under and over stuff - most moms would never have believed you if you told them it was work.  

Luckily our fabulous clients like Stefanutti and Bidvest pay us to play in the dirt, as long as the photos are amazing.

We get Wired

Another large chunk of time involved long-time client Active Brand.

We photographed quite a people, not to mention several factories and machines, as well as shooting product photos for the catalogues of some of the Subsidiaries of the Barnes Group of Companies.

Of course, wire is not the only thing produced at Barnes, but we just couldn't resist using that line!

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