hot-air balloon ride

hot-air balloon ride

During my visit to South Africa, two of my friends, Jerry & Linde, arranged a surprise for me - an early-morning ride in a hot-air balloon in the Magaliesberg area. This was a first time for me - and I have to wonder now why I had never done this before - it is exhilarating! (This must be old news for those who have done this before.) With  Read more inside...

photo archives: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela / Madiba

To celebrate Nelson Mandela's birthday - July 18th - here are two images from my archives. I had the pleasure of photographing Nelson Mandela, then president of South Africa, at a function in March '98. I was one of several photographers covering the event where he addressed people attending a function. The challenge with this photo-shoot  Read more inside...

recent personal work – Manhattan cityscapes

personal work - Manhattan cityscapes

It's been a long cold winter without much chance to roam around and explore with a camera. The past weekend it seemed like the weather was finally relenting and becoming warmer. Taking to the streets to shoot for myself a bit with no purpose in mind, I ended up with three images that I liked - all deserted New York city scenes. Or  Read more inside...

alive for 365 – week 21

This alien-looking Quiver Tree is indigenous to the arid regions of southern Africa.  This photograph was taken in the Namib Desert in Namibia.  Apparently the tree only blossoms after 20 or 30 years and can grow to 300 years old.  The nest seen in the tree is built by a community of Sociable Weaver birds.  It is quite unusual for any animal species to herd in large numbers in  Read more inside...

alive for 365 – week 18

I took this photo of the Hotel du Louvre during a trip to Paris in 1993.  I carefully propped  my camera against a hand-railing  to steady it during the slow exposure of 1/4 second.  As I took my first frame, a bus drove past. I cursed my luck and took the photograph again. (This was pre-digital, and I was poor enough that every frame of transparency film that I shot was  Read more inside...

curse you, flamingo!

iPhone photos: Las Vegas

As mentioned elsewhere, I attended WPPI 2010 in Las Vegas the past week to present a masterclass there.  And in short, I had a great time.  I just love Vegas!  The constant hum of activity, and the glitziness of it, and the impressive architecture .. all of it energizes me the moment I step out of the cab from the  Read more inside...

Cork, Ireland – travel photography

Cork Ireland - travel photography

I visited Cork for a few days to present two workshops on flash photography, and immediately fell in love with the historic city.  It was a simultaneous pleasure just exploring the place, and taking a short break from a hectic schedule.  On the first evening, we walked around the city to soak in the look and atmosphere of the  Read more inside...