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  • February 5, 2010 - 12:09

    Marlene - Wow absoluut beautiful. Love die skoene.

  • February 5, 2010 - 09:38

    Eric - Dankie Du Wayne! Baie nice van jou om so te se 🙂

  • February 5, 2010 - 07:05

    Du Wayne Denton - Stunning Eric. You are still a big inspiration. I love the medium format images. Beautiful.

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 🙂

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  • January 31, 2010 - 11:12

    lizellelotter - Hectic Eric! Ek love die shots!

  • January 29, 2010 - 12:49

    Marlene - Wow Eric, great work. Where can we contribute? So sad about sponsorship never getting to the real need

  • January 26, 2010 - 13:50

    Du Wayne Denton - Great set of images. Love the shot with the broken net.

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!!!

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  • December 23, 2009 - 06:28

    Jules Morgan - BEAUTIFUL!

  • December 22, 2009 - 22:27

    margarita - beautiful. love the one with the roses. stunning couple.

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  • December 23, 2009 - 11:07

    Du Wayne Denton - Mooi werk buurman!

  • December 15, 2009 - 16:15

    Eric - Thanks for all the love people! It’s just pretty bride and beautiful location = awesome pics, I just happen to click them at the right time 🙂

  • December 15, 2009 - 16:08

    Christine Meintjes - Love the first pic!! (and all the rest 🙂

  • December 11, 2009 - 09:22

    Elzaan Nel - No words can explain the feeling when looking at a loved on a picture, it speaks for itself in a million ways. Beuatifull!

  • December 10, 2009 - 23:15

    Jean-Pierre Uys - Awesome stuff!!!

  • December 10, 2009 - 18:43

    Annemari Ruthven - Beautiful wedding. I really like the look and feel of your reception photos, the colour is so rich and warm.

  • December 10, 2009 - 14:41

    jeanette - Oh wow … wow.. duisend keer wow!! Jy moet inskryf v fotograaf van die jaar.. flip ek skryf jou sommer self in.. eric… jy is amazing x

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!

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  • December 10, 2009 - 16:48

    Elana - jeanette, dit is pragtig jong! `n regte sprokies troue! die foto`s is asemrowend en soms twyfel ek of dit die regte agtergrond is! hahahahha! wonderlik en te proffesioneel vir woorde!

  • December 9, 2009 - 17:03

    Eric - Thanks Charmaine! 🙂

  • December 9, 2009 - 15:07

    Charmaine Spangenberg - Nice shots, so different to the usual wedding photographers… LOVE it. Very inspiring

  • December 8, 2009 - 01:18

    Eric - Baie dankie Jeanette! Dit was n plesier om julle troue af te neem! Ten minste is daar baie stories om na die tyd oor te lag!

  • December 7, 2009 - 14:24

    jeanette - Die fotos is alles wat ek wou gehad het en meer!! Eric.. jy is awesome en die fotos amazing.. dankie dankie v alles.. lekker gegiggel vir die bewoordig bo… friday the 13th… he he x

  • December 6, 2009 - 08:51

    Jean-Pierre Uys - You mentioned you had a good shoot, this is awesome – you are so good with your light and your photos have an unique feel to them! The couple looked really cool and your photos are excellent!

  • December 5, 2009 - 12:23

    Marlene - Gelukkig vir julle weet ek daar was ‘n Engel byderhand wat gesorg het dat als goed uitloop na al die mishaps. Fotos is pragtig.

Ok I know this is a very late post but, I was sort of a guest at this wedding and it was not an official commission but it still came out great 🙂 Retha was the official tog on the day.

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  • December 9, 2009 - 15:10

    Charmaine Spangenberg - Awsome shots! once again not the usual…. really nice

  • December 8, 2009 - 08:13

    lizellelotter - baie baie cool. Gaande oor die documentary feel. Iets om na te streef!!!

  • December 8, 2009 - 01:19

    Eric - Dankie buurman 🙂

  • December 8, 2009 - 01:16

    Eric - Thanks Monica 🙂 yes lucky me they got the honeymoon room with the mirror on ceiling 🙂

  • December 7, 2009 - 21:43

    Monica Dart - Eric, these are AMAZING!!!!!!! love the shot of the bride from above. love Moni

  • December 7, 2009 - 06:31

    Du Wayne Denton - Stunnning, beautiful moments! Really love this wedding.

  • December 6, 2009 - 13:43

    retha - beautiful beautiful beautiful E.. wow…

  • December 5, 2009 - 23:07

    Yvette - Puik werk!!

  • December 5, 2009 - 11:21

    Marlene - Oh my goodness, what powerful moments and exquisite work. Just LOVE it Eric!!

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!

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  • December 5, 2009 - 11:50

    Marlene - Lovely, warm family wedding and you captured it magnificently!

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