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Feya Faku Quintet - SABC March 2014

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

F Stop Photography was once again invited to attend a Big Band event by the SABC during March this year. The event was for the live recording of the Feya Faku (trumpet) Quintet with Nduduzo Makathini (piano) and guests (big band).

This was the experience of the year for me. Rubbing shoulders with music media professionals from around the world, enjoying consumate professionals doing what...

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Kevin Davidson - January 2014

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)
During 2013 I met Kevin Davidson while shooting a gig at Chicago's Piano Bar. He was playing with Red Hand and I spent several hours enjoying the music, good food and fantastic company of my lady in a great club. During January I was fortunate enough to meet Kevin in his home in Sydenham. Alvin, the editor for B'Jazz quizzed Kevin on his career while I had the opp...
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Herbie Tsoaeli - Radium January 2014

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Popped in to meet up with Herbie at the Radium on the 16th January. Wow, and awesome guy with that smooth tone of the old Jazz Legends...

Born and raised in Nyanga in the Cape and recently (late 90's) of Johannesburg, Herbie has developed a style of his own, self taught and real old school. An internationally travelled artist with legends such as Abdullah Ibrahim Bheki Mseleku unde...

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Follow up from July 2013 - Reach For A Dream Foundation

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

After doing the shoot for RFD at Clive Morris Production in July, one young lady stood out for me as a star. Rochelle Momberg from P.E. has a dream to become a fashion model and well, why can’t we make that dream come true…

F Stop Photography contacted two colleagues down in P.E., Michael Sheehan and Heather Stevens to arrange for a shoot where Rochelle could experience first hand what...

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South Meets South

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday night Arts Alive brought us to Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown to sample the exceptional talents of "South Meets South" with international artists Egberto Gismonti (Brazil) Larry Willis (USA) featuring Pu2ma and Dr L Subraminiam (India). The hero of the hour was our own Hugh Masekela with a fantastic performance punctuated by a history of his growth and induction into the Jazz Scene i...
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Photo Restoration

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Having been contracted by Alys Collinson an 88 year old lady to restore a collection of images taken in the early 1900's, These are some of the results of painstaking image recovery and manipulation...

The process of image restoration is painstkingly slow as we try and remove any imperfections prior to scanning the image at extremely high resolutions. Once digitised we then start editing the image to remove an...

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TTT Body Building Classic - 17 August 2013

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

What an exhausting event for everyone... 10 Hours on my feet running between the mini studio setup and the stage swapping memory cards on the fly so we could print images for contestants after each lineup. One hundred and forty eight contestants and thirty two event categories later I had taken just over two thousand three hundred images for the day...

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National Slipper Day - Reach For A Dream August 2013

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, another fantastic event from the angelic team at Reach For A Dream...
On the 2nd August we all popped out to Chris Hani Bara for National Slipper Day. Being the 25th Birthday of RFD, the intention was to do our best to make 2.5million for the kiddies who need it most...

What a day it was, with celebs like Comedian Marc Lottering, Miss SA Marilyn Ramos and Actres...
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Niki Rwaxa (Niki's Oasis)

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We had the fortune to have Niki Rwaxa, owner of Niki's Oasis in Newtown grace our studio floor for a shoot as a feature in the next edition of the B'Jazz magazine. Fun was had by all and some awesome shots were taken. Thank you to Elna Latchman and Rebekah Chetty from B'Jazz for setting everything up for us. For Jazz events, articles and advertising in B'Jazz Magazine, please contact Rebekah at [email protected]

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Tyrone Aaron @ Victory Theatre

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

On Sunday night I attended a concert hosted by 11 year old Tyrone Aaron at the Victory Theatre in Orange Grove. This little Piano genius opened for the Parlotones about a week ago and on Sunday he put on a Show for SAVE THE RHINO........ It was incredible to listen to the talented young man as he played a selection of music from many genres. Of course the Jazz numbers were my favourites and what an eye opener to the local talent on our doorstep. . . It is an eye-opener to everyone, if kids ca...

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