I was taking some time out with a friend in the heart of Johannesburg’s few yet fashionable creative districts past Sunday afternoon. Sitting on one of the side streets slowly eating what we could get our hands on and discussing whatever came to mind for almost hours on end. The discussion would always come back to the same point like moth to flame, where the one would say: “But why?” And other would reply with: “I seriously don’t know” – hoping some stranger would come to us with a note that would contain all the possible answers. There were many friendly looking strangers, but unfortunately no note. In the end we could chuckle and agree that just maybe the meaning of life could be to experience the uniqueness of who we are amongst a bunch of friendly strangers (with no notes) on a busy street on a warm lazy day. Soaking it all in.
Talking about deep discussions, I photographed Anja and Gerbrandt’s wedding near Cullinan recently. Gerbrandt is one of those rare individuals that would be the stranger that has a kind note to hand out when life seems a bit rough. Having been inspired to become a lawyer to help those who didn’t have the voice or means to do so themselves. A real gentleman. Anja on the other hand again has a love for children and is an enabler of radiant self-esteem and bright futures. A true inspiration. You can see why these two had to find each other.
Even though the ceremony was planned to take place under some beautiful trees in a picturesque piece of veld and with a killer Highveld storm putting an end that idea, the whole day was still a feast to capture. The jokes were punchy and the reception was a highlight with non-stop action. So much so that I had to step outside once in a while just to cool down a bit. Fun times.
I see Mount Kimbie is winking at me on iTunes to press the play button.
Bring on 2014.