This is a piece I created with Annika Howe from TheProducer.Com showing some of our favourite people in the Cape Town Stills Production industry. Obviously this is a handful of people in amongst hundreds of the most inspiring create folk I know. Maybe Julie is right and this should be a book? Well, maybe one day I'll get that to happen. But in the meantime here how the piece looked on TheProducer.Com . . .
Over the course of one very long & productive day, I teamed up with photographer Nick Aldridge as he opened up his photo studio in the Observatory neighborhood in Cape Town. Together, we invited photo industry professionals & crew to have their portraits taken & share their story with us.
Below is an overview of many who were able to join us, and links to their full interviews. Cape town #CrewLove at its finest!
Special thanks to Nick for the imagery & Alanna for the support!
Nick Aldridge - commercial, corporate & editorial photographer focused on creating portraits & visual stories ... and our key collaborator during this portrait series.
Dylan Culhane - artist, creative director & photographer focused on multiple exposure photography.
Lesala Mampa - Model, choreographer & physiotherapist who will leave you feeling happy & energetically balanced simply by his sweet presence.
Emma Wilson - food stylist, chef & director. She'll have you laughing at her fine wit. Read her interview here.
Peter Ekman - a resourceful producer & the owner of Two-Feet Productions.
Michelle Parkin - commercial photographer focused on food & lifestyle content creation. Stay tuned for our hilarious conversation with food stylist, Emma Wilson!
Steve Duke - chef & owner of No Fixed Address catering. Formerly of Vancouver, now supporting Cape Town productions & an Obz street food restaurant.
Gavin Furlonger - One of Nick Aldridge's mentors & pioneer of the 80s Cape Town photography scene. He also runs a veteran archival photography agency and you spot him cruising past in a classic Mercedes as he waves goodbye.
Amori Birch - cruelty-free makeup artist & co-founder of Propolis Africa.
David Kwizera - photo assistant & aspiring photographer.
Julie is a producer and the lively, vivacious host of the weekly radio show "The Julie Show".
Jan Verboom - Cape Town photographer and owner of Roodebloem Studios. Read his interview here.