“What do you love about Durban?” “The sea! Without a doubt. I only really discovered the sea when I was about 13. I started bodyboarding then and I’ve been addicted ever since.”
Those of you who have been following me for the last little while will know that, earlier this year I embarked on a small project to create a photo book of all the images I’ve collected from my various travels around the coast. For many years I worked as a tour guide on the southern and eastern Africa routes and as such I managed to collect a vast number of images from all across this beautiful continent.
After a very long time – 8 years to be exact – I’ve finally sent my first photo book off for printing! It’s been one heck of a journey and I can’t wait to get the proof back.
One last update before I head off to Mossel Bay: I’ve all but finished with sequencing and layout. All the images are in and ready for print. I’m just adding a few image titles and captions, but for the most part, I’m done.
It feels like I’ve been living under ground these past few weeks. Every bit of spare time I’ve had has been spent compiling and editing photos for my new book.
It feels like I’ve gone through every photo I’ve ever taken (which is probably not too far off) in order to arrive at the select few I have placed in my “Photo Book Finals” folder.
As a final phase in getting photos for my book, I’m heading up the coast into northern KZN and Mozambique for a couple of weeks in August. I’m hoping that the late winter conditions will make for some awesome coastal settings (morning land-breezes and crisp, clear lighting).
A big thanks to Petrus Maree from Petrus Maree Design. Check out the background image for the new Pam Golding offices in Plettenberg Bay.
This is one of my earlier HDR images from the region that I took while on tour with a group from the UK. It was one of those mornings when the light was just perfect and there was a lot of interest in sea and sky. The perfect recipe for great photos.
Many of you who have been following me for a while will know that I’ve spent a lot of time travelling and photographing Southern and Eastern Africa. Over the past 8 years I’ve collected thousands of images from these regions and now I’ve decided that it’s time for me to compile these works into a series of photo books.