Born Free: Kenya, Lions and a Lodge.

I wish I could say that my visit to Elsa’s Kopje was as a result of research and a longing to dip into an incredible african tale that captured the imaginations of my parents era through books and movies about George and Joy Adamson and the lions that lived with them in Meru National Park in Kenya. But during a working holiday to Kenya recently, good friends made sure that, at least for a long weekend, I was able to get a taste of at least one of the areas that Kenya is famous for. Embarrassingly it was only as I wandered around the incredible lodge looking at the black and white photographs of George Adamson and a few of the felines that hung around with him, that everything clicked into place. I did a bit of googling to make sure, and the internet provided the context that set the scene for a spectacular few days of Safari drives, luxury dining and relaxation.

Instead of trying to wax lyrical about the place I will post pictures that will hopefully tell the story adequately. I will just say that it is a magical setting that I desperately want to take my family back to.

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Also.. if you are like me and would like to find out more about the Born Free story.. this website should help.

Nikon Flagship…Its ours.

Nikon Flagship D4

It has been a crazy year.

When Em and I returned from India a few years ago, with dreams of earning a living from photography, we were scratching around for a job a week, and had set up an office in our bedroom. A couple of weeks ago, I realized that it worked out that I had been shooting a job every second day, including weekends for about 3 months running.

During this last year  we had a beautiful baby girl, Charlie, and have started building a home and studio in an Eco Estate on the North Coast of South Africa.

The cherry on the top (photographically speaking) was the purchase of the beautiful creature in the image above.

This will allow us to provide even better quality imagery for our customers, and with better low light capabilities and a machine gun fire frame rate, no perfect moment is safe!

Click here for a fun “On location shoot” with the D4 and Joe McNally, some classic moments.