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The game that is loved and adored by millions of people across the world is coming to our shores this year, we can embrace it with open arms, love it or hate it, either way you have a strong feeling associated with this game.
The urge to play is so strong that you will play at the very heart of the game on a field of thorns and broken bottles where pipe dreams are a reality. This post is not wedding related but heart related. Last year I wanted to exhibit these images in a gallery to help raise funds for these kids, to help them buy shoes and new equipment, a new net perhaps? The strange thing is this they had corporate sponsorship and I was commissioned to document a social soccer game. The time I never saw these sponsors, they only arrived right at the very end to come pose for a group photo and then disappeared as quickly as they came. And the sponsorship? Didn’t really see except for small gift bags with corporate logos emblazoned all over everything, but it sure does look good in the pictures.
These are the pictures you would not see in their report, the pictures showing boys playing without shorts, young boys borrowing clothes form the older boys, some even barefoot and others splitting one pair of shoes between two of them.
Amongst all the feelings of disbelief and disgust I felt towards the big corporate company I noticed something peculiar. Nobody else cared! They loved playing the game, for them it’s not about what you wear and how much it cost, how level the field is or even whose watching or scouting you! It was just plain and simple about the love of soccer. Please enjoy these pictures 🙂
This is just a quick sneak preview of their wedding which I shot over the weekend. I took my Contax 645 along and these are some of the scans from the film I shot and I was so excited I couldn’t help but post! The skin tones and the dynamic range! I LOVE FILM!!!
Just quick upload before head for the weekend. To everyone’s disbelief this day could have been a Friday the 13th situation, everything that could go wrong almost did, but this brave and strong couple did not let that dampen their spirits and fought through to become victorious in the end, which is a great testament to how strong their relationship is!
From the hotel double booking a wedding on the same day, to allowing other guests of the hotel to move around and in between the wedding guests at the reception to them “misplacing” their Carol Boyes knife for cutting the cake the day was wrought with mishaps and unfortunate events. I also had my fair share of conundrums with my car breaking down, a gremlin in my camera, to almost choking to death and being so hungry that I bit a chunk out of my mouth 🙂 We all survived and the images are magical! More to follow soon!
I flew up to Nelspruit and spent the weekend there shooting this wedding. The venue, Misty Cliffs Lodge, is in a little spot just outside of Nelspruit in a small community called Kaapschehoop. True to the name Misty Cliffs is was very misty, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the guests!