Next month at the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route I will officially launch my new colourful Haiku photographs as guest artist of Liz Van Den Berg (Gyotaku prints) at Tierfontein. Baardskeerdersbos is a hamlet tucked away between Gansbaai and Bredasdorp in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.
Napier (South Africa) has got talent; we all saw that recently with the theatre spectacle ‘Wonderland’ in the School of Skills in Napier (next posting).
A talent is also Abigail Camille. Many know her as one of the faces of ‘Pascal of Napier’ (local cuisine). I’ve used her a few times as a model and although she still has to learn a few tricks she’s got the potential to become a great photo model (if she wants) Abigail Camille has many faces and goes up in different surroundings like a chameleon. I had the privilege to work with her on several occasions this year (with thanks to a.o. Vanilla Boutique and Jeremy Shoe Repair and Locksmith in Bredasdorp and Yvonne de Wit Jewellery in Napier (Okay; the last one does not count for she is my wife for life . Soon I hope to work again with her and if everything works out she will have the opportunity in the beginning of 2020 to learn a few tricks-of-the-trade from a well known African super model with whom I have another session.
Abigail Camille is, from young age onwards, dreaming of becoming a photo-model. She’s got the attitude, the body and the beauty including a multitude of faces. So together with Vanilla Boutique in Bredasdorp and Yvonne de Wit Jewellery in Napier we made a little (low resolution) youtube (high resolution on request). Any model agency out there interested???
Some shots (NOT the final ones) I took during a model shoot recently. Model: Abigail Camille. Clothing and accessories: Vanilla Boutique (Bredasdorp) and with special thanks to Jeremy October of Overberg Shoe Repair and Locksmith (‘no safe is safe for Jeremy’).
After numerous commissions of ‘African Feet’ within South Africa and abroad I delivered one this morning to Suretha Visser of ‘Therapy Bredasdorp’ in the Matthee Street in Bredasdorp. Suretha is a fully certified and accredited beauty- and physiotherapist and the only certified one in the region specialised in ‘spinal allignment’. ‘African Feet’ began its ‘march around the globe’ in December 2016/January2017 when it was exhibited at the UNESCO-exhibition ‘The Invisible Visible’ in Oslo, Norway together with two of other photographs I made (‘The Shepherd of Stanford’ and ‘Shopping in Hopland’ which is an informal settlement in Stanford)