KZN Midlands Photographer – Diocesan College ~ Gr. 10 Chanel Ball pre-drinks
Chiffon, satin, organza and lace. From soft pinks and pastels, blues and lavender to stunning red, teal, orange and emerald green. So it was with the beautiful young ladies of the St Annes 10th Grade.
I have to say, personally, I LOVE the long, elegant style that appears to be the preference in KZN Midlands schools. I’ve seen quite a few high school dance photos where the dresses barely cover bums. For me understated elegance and a chic sense of style beats sexy and sassy any day (at this stage).
The girls were all radiant and Helium balloons and photo booth props added a sense of fun to the evening. Last but least, the paparazzi (i say this with a smile). The proud Papas and pretty Mums who chaperoned their daughters to this particular dance.
I look forward to next year ladies <3<3<3
KZN Food Photography – Chef Constantijn Hahndiek
My passion for food and photography continues unabated…….so I was of course rather thrilled when the GM from Hartford House – Duncan Bruce – called me to set up our next shoot. They had a VIP guest, restaurant crit and blogger, Chris Von Ulmenstein and Chef Tijn was preparing some special dishes. I have to admit, I got to taste each and although they were all beautifully presented, smelled sensational and tasted divine – the Quail did it for me.
KZN Food Photography – Hartford House
As much as I love photography, and am passionate about making beautiful images, I also love fine cuisine.
My journey with food and photography started a few years back when I did the food and interior photography for the new Bread & Butter Coffee Shop in Cape Town.
Since then I’ve dabbled here and there, not really focussing on food as much as trying to establish my own unique style.
So, when Duncan Bruce from Hartford House phoned me up and invited me to spend the afternoon at the gorgeous Hartford House off the Hlatikulu road, near Mooi River, I realised how much I really really love photographing food. Although how could one not – in such sublime surroundings. Chef “Tijne” had used the theme of “seasons” for his dishes, so I decided the best way to capture the essence of each dish, was to shoot outside, in natural light,using the elements I found around me. Fish ponds, sun dials, veggie garden, stone pathways – all worked like a charm.
Here are some of the images and a few of the actual grand dame herself.
Thanks Duncan, for giving me the opportunity. I sincerely look forward to many more.