New Year. Fresh thoughts. We’re very keen to get YOUR opinion on our blog and website. We strive to continually move forward, with giant leaps rather than small steps. Got an interesting subject you’d like us to talk about? We’re ready to take a beating … the crash helmets are on. There’s even a FREE poster up for grabs for the first 25 constructive suggestions so get your thinking caps on …
Now here’s a man with an extended working title … Gillette Local Hero. Being named so was a great acknowledgment to an awesome running gig never mind the pleasure of sharing the same hero status as past polar explorers, Everest conquerors and Iron man fanatics.
And then me with my humble 250k run! Life is bliss yet it passes us by at a pace we can hardly keep up with. Great things happen yet they’re fast stored at the back of our minds and are soon after forgotten. I recently did a quick Google search with my name and my Gobi race just to remind myself what a great experience it was. I continue to feel blessed with the support of Karin at Audi and the PR team at Greyling Momemtum in generating such extensive exposure for my chosen charity in Uganda. With feature spreads in Men’s Fitness, Four Man, Sports 360, various regional news papers and live on air, the PR value alone exceeds $US 40,000. And … thanks to my friend Anne’s consistent push, Read the full post >>
5.30am and I found myself running around Bastakiya with Victoria Leckie. Victoria is a local legend when it comes to running. She proudly promotes the three stripped fashion brand and has completed more than a few ultra distance races. I’d been keen to shoot some personal stuff in old Dubai for some time.
I’d shot some cultural stuff previously but no action-based imagery. After a recce the previous morning, I had a solid feel for the light, angles and workflow. Read the full post >>
Where to start? I’ve been blessed with a fast forward-moving year full or awesome projects and an abundance of fun. 2011 has had its fair share of challenges too but I’ve lived to tell the tales, managed to pay the bills and expanded the business by hiring a business manager. Danya joining the team has given me a new perspective of the business. She’s enabled me to look at my own imagery with a fresh pair of eyes, brings valuable experience on the production side (hence the transition from WK Photography to WK Productions) and together, we’ve worked hard to fine tune our branding and communication strategy.
An odd highlight perhaps, but I knew that I was very much alive and kicking when my insurance company increased my premium and changed the terms & conditions of my policy to exclude aerial photography and water damage. They had clearly been to my website and felt it appropriate to review the risk of such happening. My thanks go to AXA for acknowledging Read the full post >>
2012. Bring it on! I’ve just returned from an invigorating escape to the Hajar Mountains. After lacing up my red Salomon XT wings, I was all set for a solid 1.5 hour hike up the mountain towards a little ancient village. I packed light, taking only water, homemade sandwiches, my Stanley full of hot coffee and most importantly, my notepad. That’s all. No digital distractions. No noise.
Why? Because there’s no better way to clear the mind and seek some solitude … give me a few color pens, the fresh mountain air and some awesome views … and ideas will u Read the full post >>
Travels are great. They inspire and inject energy (despite an often exhausted return). When it comes to my travels, I jump at every given opportunity to include an element of art, design and architecture. We flew back to Europe for Christmas, taking the opportunity to spend time with family and friends back in Holland. Despite being hectic as ever, we did manage a mini visit to Maastricht … a chance to absorb the atmosphere on every street corner and enjoy some authentic food.
A particular highlight was a visit to Bonnefanten Museum where we were introduced to the work of Sol Lewit. Wow! We watched a short ‘making of’ movie of this great artist. I’ve just pulled these images off the web to share. His flow of lines, the intricate details, an immense simplicity that outshines the complexity … Read the full post >>