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The Living Room, Maboneng – Daniel and Carla

Sun, 14 May 2017

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time you probably know that I love shooting in Joburg. Not just the hip areas like Braamfontein and Maboneng, but Newtown, the Nelson Mandela Bridge, the old CBD around Fox Street, the old Chinatown. There is just so much history and authenticity in those places. I love the way that Joburg is a million things to a million people but it’s always Johannesburg, whether you’re in Bree Street next to that guy that sells dentures on the side of the road, or on top of Randlords looking down on a million twinkling lights.

So when Carla called up and said they were having their wedding at The Living Room I was pretty excited. The area around Arts on Main and Maboneng is just too easy to photograph and they seemed like the most relaxed couple. Just at ease with being themselves and excited to be getting married. Carla’s only request was a photo with the Maboneng sign in the background, and I did put old Daniel on the spot at one point and asked him to write on the wall what he wanted to do before he died. I thought he did pretty well …

You can see more pics from Carla and Daniel’s most chilled inner city wedding on our facebook page.

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Maboneng inner city johannesburg wedding

Arts on Main Wedding – Tasmin and Dylan

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

On those Sundays where I haven’t just shot a wedding, and am too busy inhaling as much caffeine as I can get my hands on, we often head out to the Maboneng Precinct for their Market on Main. Nice food, a couple of art galleries, and a lot of people who look like The Smith Brothers (the cough drop guys). So I was super excited to be photographing a wedding there. You know, it’s downtown Joburg, killer bee views, the food at The Canteen is just insane, and there is some serious street art in that area, Faith47, Hannelie Coetzee and the paste up king himself, to name a couple of my favorites.

It didn’t disappoint, gorgeous light under the olive trees, the sound of Friday afternoon traffic across that bridge, people going about preparing for the weekend. The city starting to get that empty feeling. My favorite time to be out and about in Johannesburg. Something a bit edgier, more urban, and a couple who were super easy to photograph. Got some killer bee stuff with the Hillbrow tower in the background. Nice.

Even more photos from their classic Arts on Main Wedding can be found on our Facebook Page – if you know or were a guest, you’re welcome to leave them a message or tag yourself in.

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Arts on Main Wedding Photography - Maboneng

Even more photos from their classic Arts on Main Wedding can be found on our Facebook Page – if you know or were a guest, you’re welcome to leave them a message or tag yourself in.

Jozi Weekends

Mon, 30 Jan 2017

Being a wedding photographer is one of those professions where you tend to end up socializing with other wedding photographers purely on the fact that most things happen on weekends – and we work most weekends. On the occasional weekend when we aren’t working you’ll find V and I in the city. Checking out the new exhibitions, looking around the organic markets, spotting new street art and having breakfast (most important meal of the day) at one of the little coffee shops – our favorite spot is the Argentinian Bakery although the canteen at Market on Main is a very very close second.
I tend to avoid Sandton and the eastern part of Joburg, too many people, too little soul. I spend a lot of time photographing the city, it’s just one of those places I never seem to get tired of.

 

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

my favorite piece of graffiti in the city, it’s called don’t carry your heart on your shoulder and I think it is one of Breeze Yoko’s pieces

 

Johannesburg City Photoshoot

Sat, 01 Oct 2016

Still one of my favorite places to photograph. So much history, and you can’t beat the sunset.

 

Newtown inner city

 

Happy Valentines Day …

Canvas Printing

Wed, 07 Sep 2016

Happy to let you all know that we now offer high-end canvas printing on the best quality canvas available to our clients, as well as prints framed in classic white frames. Drop us an email for our pricelist.

 

the best canvas printing in johannesburg

classic white framed prints in johannesburg

 

Very Jo’burg

Sat, 07 May 2016

So I know by now you’re tired of me telling you how we enjoy hanging out with our clients and how rocking they are. Shivanee and Indiran are all of those things, and they do hold the record for the most ‘likes’ on our facebook page, but they’re also big fans of Johannesburg’s architecture, the inner city (they live in Pritchard street), and the history and authenticity of it all. I love Johannesburg’s inner city, I love hanging out on Sunday or Saturday just making images. So when they suggested that we do an inner city shoot for their day after shoot I was excited, I had plans. This is how they worked out.

Ooh, before the pics, a quick quote from Christopher Hope, it comes from From Joburg to Jozi, which is well worth a read (the royalties are destined for Cotlands, to benefit children with HIV and AIDS). I think this pretty much sums up Jo’burg for me.

“This is a town that thought mine dumps were pretty, that had a soft spot for slimes dams, and thanked God he had given it a reef of gold beneath its feet. The mine dumps are shrinking. Years ago they hung around town like drunks on day release from the detox clinic. The sandy equivalents of meths drinkers in Joubert Park. Scrubby grass like fierce unshaven stubble grew over their yellow faces. Thing was – you liked them, you blushed a bit when visitors said ‘what do you do with them?’
Some bright spark took one of these sandcastles, sheered off its head and planted a drive-in movie on the crest. Great stuff. Someone had an even better idea. What about tearing down the dumps and taking them to the cleaners all over again, for the pinpoints of gold they didn’t give up first time round?
Very Jo’burg.”

More from Shivanee and Indiran’s rocking Joburg day after shoot can be seen on our facebook page

 

Johannesburg wedding Indian city day after portrait photography

Johannesburg wedding Indian city day after portrait photography

Johannesburg wedding Indian city day after portrait photography

Johannesburg wedding Indian city day after portrait photography

Johannesburg wedding Indian city day after portrait photography

Johannesburg wedding Indian city day after portrait photography

Johannesburg wedding Indian city day after portrait photography

 

 

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