Archive for the ‘Photographs & Paintings’ Category

Holiday in Panoramas

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

My 2013/14 holiday took me along part of the Garden Route. It might just be the splendor of the places there, but I kept on having spectacular views that I started to capture in panoramas using my Samsung S3 phone.

So, here is my holiday in panoramas:

Storms River

 

 

The View on the Way to Formosa Hut's Toilet

 

 

 

The View from Forosa's Toilet

 

 

 

Formosa Peak, Tsitsikamma Mountains

 

 

 

Simonstown, Western Cape

 

 

 

Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

 

 

View of Cape Town and Lion's Head, Table Mountain

 

 

 

View of Cape Town from Loevenstein

 

 

 

View of Durbanville from Loevenstein

 

 

 

Not all the views, not all the places and not all good photographs…but some views, some places and certainly one or two panoramas I am quite proud of.

Personal Apocalypse (New Painting)

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I’ve just recently been commissioned to paint a series of six or seven paintings for a PC game (kinda background, linear storyline stuff).

 

Here’s the first one: “Personal Apocalypse”

 

Personal Apocalypse

Dreams of Abstraction

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Dreams of Abstraction‘ is an album I have uploaded that has pictures of some of my paintings.

Click on the picture to see the full album.

Click on the picture to see the full album.

Hope you like it.

Empty Roads, Crowded Streets

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

I’ve continued my experiments with recording my guitar playing, layering it and putting it all together with some street photographs I have taken. I must admit, I am quite enjoying discovering what (for me) is a new art form!

The latest result is a short photo montage of Johannesburg CBD that I took earlier this years with an accompanying acoustic piece by me. I call it “Empty Roads, Crowded Streets”.

 

If anyone wants just the music and not the video, then you can download the mp3 here: Empty Roads Session.

Abstract Superheroes

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Few of you probably know that I’ve played guitar most of my life. It has been quite a while since I recorded anything, but more the reason to do so!

Anyone looking through this site will also notice that I like taking pseudo-arty photos. In the background I have been building a rather challenging album called “abstract superheroes”.

So, it was fairly logical to put both these art forms together and (thanks to Google’s Picasa 3!) produce a third and shiny new (to me, at least) art form: “Abstract Superheroes”.

 

The pictures speak for themselves and the guitar is really a layered recording of myself. A simple chord progression with a layered acoustic lead over it. Both were played on my Ibanez acoustic (nylon string) and I think it came out alright… The creepy voice was a built from a text-to-voice synth with some reverb and editing.

If you want just the music, you can download it here: Abstract Superheroes.

Hope you like it!

I think I may make a few more of these types of things…

Girl in the Crowd

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Girl in the Crowd

 

I saw the Kings of Leon this year when they came to Joburg. Besides the music (which was great, by the way; check out my favourite Kings of Leon song here), I’ve always been fascinated by huge collections of people all together for a common purpose.

Crowd dynamics are really something else… Even beyond the obvious social dynamics, crowds at concerts have a level of collective energy that is hard to define. But impossible to deny.

I call the above picture “Girl in the Crowd” and it was taken at the Kings of Leon concert I mentioned earlier.

I’ve tried to capture not just the size, not just the atmosphere, but the individual actions of each of the individuals in the foreground. The guy on the left is talking, the guy on the right is walking and the girl in the crowd is sitting, silently and waiting in anticipation for the start of the concert.

All different, all there sharing the same energy.

In the Heart of Jozi

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
The Watchman

The Watchman

The Crossroads

The Crossroads

The Glass Giants

The Glass Giants

A Couple New Photographs

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

While I am busy building albums (with theme songs) in Picasa 3, I have decided to pop a couple of my more unique photos up in this post.

Hope you like them!

Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Across the Road

Across the Road

Look to the Sky

Look to the Sky

Of Buildings and Man

Of Buildings and Man

A Bitter Sweet Melody

A Bitter Sweet Melody

Beneath Nature

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Thanks to chats with a number of people, including Simon Brown, I have decided to start messing around with photography. I’ve played in a range of artistic mediums before, but this is a new one to me and I appreciate that I’ve got a lot to learn.

That said, it’s not problem. Rather an exciting journey of discovery!

Below is a series of three picture taken from a photography session in a park in Jozi and I call it “Beneath Nature”:

In the Shadow

In the Shadow

 

Under Ancient Skies

Under Ancient Skies

All Below the Same Sky

All Below the Same Sky