Archives for October, 2007

My Model

I haven’t had much time to experiment with my studio equipment yet as it really has been a busy year. I do use them for the shoots I have but I really have been wanting to use them more for shooting people instead of objects. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I shot some photos of my fiance the other day and it was too funny cause she was trying to be serious and kept laughing. It was really spur of the moment and I surprised her so I am going to try again soon but plan it right so that the shoot suites her. This one is really cool though but you can see she is about to crack up laughing any second. She’s amazing.My fiance, Anja Pomeroy prettending to be a model photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Mozi Rocks

I shot this photo at the end of last year on a Revolution road trip that we went on to Durban. We stayed at Jays house and he let us ride in his empty pool and Moses ripped it up as always. I forgot about this photo but really like it a lot.

Moses Adams rock and rolling in the deep end of a swimming pool photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Cross

This is from quite a long time ago but it is kind of cool. I shot it on an old film camera that I bought from hospice and scanned the slide on my crappy home scanner. Colours are way off but it works for me.A Mexican Cross on a wall photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Driving Carrie

I shot this photo the other day of myself driving in my car. Her name is Carrie and she is really special. Haha.Driving in my car Carrie around town photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Johannesburg Sunset

The sunset tonight was really amazing over Johannesburg. I sadly wasn’t close enough to town to get the photo I would really have liked to shoot so this one will have to do. I just photographed it from my roof after getting a call from the misses to have a look.

Sunset over Johannesburg Town the way it is seen from Edenvale photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Mr Jack Skellington

I have a ton of toys / figurines but my most favourite are the ones from the movies made by Tim Burton. There was bad lightning today and I didn’t want my computer to get hit so I unplugged it and decided to shoot photographs instead. This one is a portrait of Jack Skellington.
Jack skellington from a nightmare before Christmas photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Sandton in Lomo

I have always been interested in lomography but for some reason I haven’t purchased a camera of theirs yet to try it out. I will some day but for now I thought I would just try and process to create a similar feel. I was shooting for a client last night and when I got to the location, the sunset over Sandton City was really amazing so I thought it would be a good place to try my idea out. I shot with a fisheye and processed the photo the way I thought it would look, not sure if I am right or not but I like it.
Sandton City photographed from high up and processed to look like it has been shot with a Lomo Camera photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Session Issue 27

Braxton Haines is 13 years old and knows how to ride a skateboard better than you could imagine. He was interviewed in issue 27 of Session Skateboarding Magazine which is going to be coming off shelves now. I shot 90% of his article for the magazine and it consisted of 6 of the images below. I am really stoked for their next issue that is going to be coming out now as it will feature quite a bit more of my work which I am really stoked about. Keep your eyes peeled, it’s going to be a good one for sure.
Braxton Haines interview in Session skateboarding magazine photographed by Marcus Maschwitz
Braxton Haines interview in Session skateboarding magazine photographed by Marcus Maschwitz
Braxton Haines interview in Session skateboarding magazine photographed by Marcus Maschwitz
Braxton Haines interview in Session skateboarding magazine photographed by Marcus Maschwitz
Braxton Haines interview in Session skateboarding magazine photographed by Marcus Maschwitz
Braxton Haines interview in Session skateboarding magazine photographed by Marcus Maschwitz
Braxton Haines interview in Session skateboarding magazine photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Signal Hill

For some reason the weather in Cape Town is always amazing when I am there. Friday was another day like that so we drove up to the top of Signal Hill just to enjoy the view and I shot these two photographs of a tree with some guinea fowl running free with the ocean in the background. I understand why tourists love it there.

Guinea Fowl running wild at the top of Signal Hill, over looking the beautiful ocean in Cape Town, photographed by Marcus MaschwitzGuinea Fowl running wild at the top of Signal Hill, over looking the beautiful ocean in Cape Town, photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Cloudy Sunset in Lakeside

I shot these photographs during another shoot. I have this thing for sunsets and even more for clouds so I had to try and capture some of what was going on.

Cloudy sunset overlooking the mountains and ocean in Lakeside, Cape Town, photographed by Marcus MaschwitzCloudy sunset overlooking the mountains and ocean in Lakeside, Cape Town, photographed by Marcus MaschwitzCloudy sunset overlooking the mountains and ocean in Lakeside, Cape Town, photographed by Marcus Maschwitz