Remember there are loads more photos so click on the title or the link at the bottom!
Every now and again I peruse thru the interwebs and look at various photographers work, not many people inspire me except for the masters who were my original inspiration. Unlike the Jasmine Stars of the world, sure they have made an incredible success of their careers in a very short time and that’s purely down to great business savvyness but when it comes to producing work that makes me go “GAWK!” They are nowhere near me producing that sound.
A recent discovery was Mr Peterson, Jonas Peterson click his name to go have a look at his work, phenomenal work from this Aussie. Or click on his image below to view his work online. Such random artness, love it! Did I say Aussie, apologies, he lives there but hails from Scandinavia me thinks, I speak under correction 🙂
Then of course there is my original wedding photographer inspiration, the one and only Mr Ascough, Jeff Ascough. he epitomizes documentary wedding capture. Elegance with a strong sense of composition. He is based in Lancashire, UK. Interestingly enough, both him and Jonas has recently made statements on their blogs, concerning the growing state of wedding albums and pictures, especially from the high end one stop bridal blog shop type sites, that are filled with decor, shoe shots, plants, stationery etc all under the guise of real weddings, what happened to the people? Is the wonderful celebration of devoting your life to someone special not more important that vintage lanterns? I guess everyone has a market and they need to showcase what the customer wants and that is why they are drawn to the site in the first place, ideas!
Now we get to some local inspiration, my brother, Jean-Pierre Uys. I started photography long before he did, I helped and taught him a lot from my own experience but he was the first to concentrate purely on weddings. I wanted to go into fashion and he went into weddings. Now he has made a massive impression on the wedding photography industry in South Africa and I’m still a nobody in any industry, go figure 🙂 But still I find inspiration in his images, gorgeously captured and superbly edited. No wonder he is at the very top of his game! Proud of you my little big brother!
Next up we have a fellow South African who now lives and works in NYC! Otto Schulze has been shooting for a couple of years and I especially love his artistic approach to shooting a wedding, unique angles and reflections make up his repertoire of expression, simply gorgeous.
Well that’s it for now! Hope you enjoyed this one. ciao! None of the photos in this post are mine, they belong to the photographers mentioned herein.
Hey all! Yes that’s right, I am very excited to announce that I’ll be launching a brand new website soon! It won’t replace my blog it will compliment it. It will boast for the first time ever a complete gallery from a selection of weddings in one place! The selection process is proving to be very time consuming and difficult, I have thus far gone through 5 years of weddings and over 60 000 images!
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT I HAVE COUPLE AND PORTFOLIO SHOOT SPECIALS GOING ON AT THE MOMENT! – Click for more info
I have been a wedding photographer in Cape Town since officially shooting my first wedding in 2003. So here’s a trip down memory lane, images from weddings I shot back in 2007!
Hey guys, as part of my birthday celebrations I am offering a special on engagement or couple shoots for the next month!
For a classic film experience on medium format film shot with a Contax 645 - R1000 for the first roll and R500 for each roll thereafter.
For a digital experience - R 1500 for the shoot and a disc with images
Contact me for bookings! and have a good week!
The sample photos hereunder also serve as a Film vs digital debate. Nikon D3 vs Contax 645
From a Wedding - Irette & Darren, also view part two of that wedding.
And a model test: (Thank you Beverley Dean) This was shot over 2 years ago!
Terms & Conditions: Studio shoots with one flash only No flash lighting on location, only available light Must be within a 30km radius from my studio, further destinations will be invoiced for. Shoot will be up to one and a half hours long. Willing to take on aspiring models for tests as well.