It had been two years (our honeymoon) since Kim and I went on a holiday that didn’t include either work or family visits. While we enjoy traveling for work, and we love visiting our family, we though it was time for some time just to ourselves. We chose to go to Namibia, the closest neighbouring country. […]
In Cape Town we don’t have lions walking in the street (contrary to popular Western belief), but we do get so see some amazing wildlife. This morning this bird of prey caused some excitement among the birds that often frequent our balcony. This male rock kestrel flew against our lounge window twice while trying to hunt […]
Kim and I moved in October, and with me going to the States a short while later (and having access to loads of merch), we thought doing a Halloween themed housewarming would be a great idea, especially since neither of us had ever been to a Halloween party. We had loads of fun!
During the last Grand Meetup with our company, Automattic, my colleague Marcus Kazmierczak gave a workshop on night photography. Having never done this, I was excited to join in. Here are the results of my first attempt at this type of photography.
Our friends Kate & Chevaan recently got engaged and we celebrated with a nice dinner and a photoshoot to precede it. The sun setting over Mouille Point and the diversity at the Green Point Park created a nice frame for the pictures.
In May and June, we went to Europe, originally for just the WordCamp in Cologne, but we combined it with Kim doing research in Vienna, a short trip to Bratislava, visits to friends and family in Belgium, and a holiday in Estoril and Lisbon to celebrate our birthdays.
Kim’s dad lives close to Kruger National Park and it is always an absolute joy to venture into the park.
Friends of mine were performing in Veladraco and it was a great opportunity to also see a Jack Parow show for the first time. Great vibe.
Around Christmas we went to visit Kim’s mom in Scotland, friends and family in Belgium, and some friends in London. We both had never been to Scotland or London before and it was a great time exploring these beautiful places.
Last November our whole WooTeam when to San Francisco for our annual meeting. It was an awesome time seeing most of my colleagues in real life. Afterwards, me and a few others also visited LA.
A few weeks ago our team met in San Francisco. We’re quite deprived of good international punk line-ups in Cape Town, so it was great being able to shoot New Found Glory and support.
The Wolfmother and Editors show in Cape Town was the first show I’ve shot in South Africa. It was good experience and fun to see the dynamic of both bands on stage.
The parents of friends have a house in Greyton, so we could have a cheap weekend away there. Great company and great scenery in this beautiful little town.
Even though I had seen many parts of South Africa, I had never been to the Western Coast, so for our birthday weekend, Kim and I went to the peaceful Paternoster. The winter sun gave a lot of great light.
Kim’s brother lives in Harare (Zimbabwe) and we went to visit him, but of course also took some time to visit the beautiful Victoria Falls and view this wonder from both then Zambian and Zimbabwean side.
Femke & Johan had their civil wedding a week before their church wedding and party. They asked me if I could document the civil wedding, which I happily accepted. When it turned out to be snowing that they I convinced them to do a quick – unplanned – photoshoot to take advantage of the weather […]
A few months after arriving to South Africa, we hiked up Stellenbosch Mountain and pitched our tents. It was windy and freezing, but we got a great story out of it. On the way up I thought I was going to have to give up, being unfit and carrying a 10kg bag. I however made […]
My wife’s dad lives very close to Kruger National Park and he has an amazing 100-400mm zoom lens; the ideal combi for great photographic fun.
From 2007-2013 I studied at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven (BE). A lot of amazing opportunities to try event photography.
I’ve been on Youth Camps (both as participant and as leader) tons of times. The last time was a few weeks before I left Belgium for South Africa, and we went to Czech Republic with its beautiful Prague.