Archives for April, 2008

Cold Skyline

Ok, this is the last photograph I am going to post from the weekend. During the shoot at Top Star yesterday, Alan and I decided to climb to the top of the Driving Screen which we did. It was SUPER dodgy and I cannot believe we are still alive and un-injured but we did it and I had to shoot a photograph at the top. I had an experimental weekend where I tried to basically break my camera gear by changing all the settings even more than I normally do and this was another result of that. The skyline was quite boring because of the time of day it was so I white balanced way off and then underexposed a bit as well as change a few otehr settings on camera. I have to go back and shoot a sunset there one day. I will, you’ll see. Hahathe johannesburg skyline at mid day on a cold day photographed by marcus maschwitz

HCSA

Yesterday, Bloodline Ltd (the band) filmed a music video for one of their songs. They shot it at Top Star Driving and it was SUPER cold, SUPER windy and SUPER dusty so I didn’t shoot much. I don’t like getting dust and sand on / in my gear.

Anyway, I shot this photograph of a guy sitting on the bonnet of his car in between takes and hiding my camera in my bag. I had an idea in my head of how I imagined this to come out and tried to create it on camera by blowing out all the highlights and just boosting and dropping certain levels but it was a little rushed so it isn’t completely what I had in mind but I do think it came out alright.Portrait of a hard core guy sitting on his bonnet at the driving photographed by marcus maschwitz

The Light

I have already posted a photograph of this street light before and I think that photograph worked well, but when I was shooting there again on saturday, the sky was super cloudy but so boring and grey. I decided to try something different and I shot this photograph with the white balance WAY off so that it would result in the entire photograph being blue. I like it.
A street light with clouds behind photographed by marcus maschwitz

Skating No More

On saturday, Rudi and I tried to hit up a skate session. It has been super long and I am not sure if the location was terrible or if it was just me but it seemed for the first time in my life that I actually didn’t care much for it. Weird. I started skateboarding about 13 years ago and never once did I want to just pack up and leave. We did this and drove out to Nelson Mandela Bridge to try and shoot the sunset shots I have been wanting to do for ages. It rained so this never happened but we did get some good shots and it was just good fun being out there.Shooting session with Rudi Jeggle at Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown photographed by Marcus MaschwitzShooting session with Rudi Jeggle at Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown photographed by Marcus MaschwitzShooting session with Rudi Jeggle at Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown photographed by Marcus MaschwitzShooting session with Rudi Jeggle at Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Sunset Again

Yesterday was yet another amazing sunset while driving in traffic. I was behind buildings and it too me forever to pass a spot where I could actually see it properly and sadly it was a little too late to get the actual sun before it said goodnight but I really like this a lot anyway.Sunset as seen across the freeway in midrand photographed by marcus maschwitz

Mad Scientist

On set of the music video that I shot at yesterday for Zebra and Giraffe, I shot some photographs of an actor playing as a mad scientist. I love this portrait and everything about it. The “scientist” is standing in a lab set behind broken glass. The creator of the lab was Martin. I am so bummed that I don’t know what his surname is because he deserves props for one of the craziest things I have ever seen in my life. SO much detail. Amazing. Please send me Martin’s surname if you know it.
Portrait of a mad scientist in a lab behind broken glass photographed by marcus maschwitz

Filming the Knife

Zebra and Giraffe is ready to go and again I am going to push them because I think the album is awesome and going to do super well. Greg Carlin is the brains behind this project and this was my second shoot with him. I really like his ideas and am super excited to be working with him. He was filming a music video yesterday for his first single and these are some of the shots I got in between takes.Greg Carlin of Zebra and Giraffe filming his first video for the song the knife photographed by marcus maschwitzGreg Carlin of Zebra and Giraffe filming his first video for the song the knife photographed by marcus maschwitzGreg Carlin of Zebra and Giraffe filming his first video for the song the knife photographed by marcus maschwitzGreg Carlin of Zebra and Giraffe filming his first video for the song the knife photographed by marcus maschwitzGreg Carlin of Zebra and Giraffe filming his first video for the song the knife photographed by marcus maschwitzGreg Carlin of Zebra and Giraffe filming his first video for the song the knife photographed by marcus maschwitz

SA Photographers On a Sunday

Yesterday we had our second excursion as the SA Photographers Group and it was super fun even though we got rained out. Basically, a group of our friends has decided to try and go on little photography excursions at least once a month and then all post one photograph from the day that we can all crit on and hopefully this will help us all to learn a bit more and be excited about shooting.

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Hope you are all well and thank you so much for reading. MSA photographers excursion to wits university photographed by marcus maschwitzSA photographers excursion to wits university photographed by marcus maschwitz

Zebra and Giraffe

The debut album for Zebra and Giraffe is going to be hitting shelves super soon and you really need to look out for it because it is amazing and definitely going to take off in a huge way. Greg Carlin is the mastermind behind the album and I shot some photographs with him on saturday for use with press articles about the album. These are just 4 of the bunch that I shot with him and they are honestly a bunch of my favourites. Remember Zebra and Giraffe or you will miss out.
Greg Carlin is Zebra and Giraffe and these press shots are for the new album launch photographed by Marcus MaschwitzGreg Carlin is Zebra and Giraffe and these press shots are for the new album launch photographed by Marcus MaschwitzGreg Carlin is Zebra and Giraffe and these press shots are for the new album launch photographed by Marcus MaschwitzGreg Carlin is Zebra and Giraffe and these press shots are for the new album launch photographed by Marcus Maschwitz

Indulge in Cakes

I am busy working on a project for a new confectionery boutique that is opening up in Rivonia in the next month and a bit and the owners are really awesome. The company is called Indulge and they will specialize in wedding cakes and good confectionery as well as have a coffee shop to just sit and relax. I photographed a selection of their wedding cake options over the last week and I really was shocked at how amazing they were. I am just uploading 2 photographs as I am still busy logging them.

Indulge is coming soon, look out for them.Indulge confectionery boutique is opening up in Rivonia and specializes in exclusive wedding cakes photographed by Marcus MaschwitzIndulge confectionery boutique is opening up in Rivonia and specializes in exclusive wedding cakes photographed by Marcus Maschwitz