We recently had the opportunity to travel to Cape Town, South Africa for two weeks of shooting and exploration. Shot tons of new stuff for the portfolios, visited a few ad agencies to show the work, did a quick assignment and lots of exploring. What a great trip! If you have never been to South Africa, I highly recommend it. It is an amazing place. South Africa is a place that is area that is unique unto itself… far off from the areas where you venture off on safaris. The people are great and the landscapes are amazing.
I think I’ve mentioned in the past that travel always stirs my creativity. Nothing like going to far off places and exploring and shooting things that are different from your day to day life or surroundings. Driving on the opposite side of the road with a stick shift on the wrong side of the car is always an adventure. Wandering around and finding penguins on Boulders Beach, Baboons wandering the streets by Misty Cliffs and South of the lighthouse in Kommetije. Watching the surfers paddle longboards in overhead swell at Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg on the Indian Ocean. Finding 19th on Main in Kalk Bay and all you can eat curry… yum! Climbing Table Mountain and watching as the weather goes from amazing sunset to socked in white out in a matter of minutes leaving you in a place that feels more like Iceland than South Africa. A short drive outside of downtown Cape Town and you are in Stellenbosh, heart of SA’s wine country. Just an amazing place full of diversity and many cultural influences.
Much of what we shot on this trip were wide landscape shots along with elements to add in objects and people later primarily for stock and the portfolio.
Here are a few teaser images of these places. We will be adding in additional structural elements later to give a place to ground talent within the shots.