Rollei 35



Somehow I managed to find in my possession a mint condition Rollei 35. Earlier this year at B&H I asked them about the history and the very first camera I saw in their mini museum is the Rollei 35.

The Rollei 35 is a 35mm miniature viewfinder camera built by Rollei. The original Rollei 35, when introduced at Photokina in 1966, was the smallest existing 135 film camera. Still today, the Rollei 35 series remain the second smallest 35 mm camera after the Minox 35. In 30 years, about 2 million Rollei 35 series cameras were manufactured.

Here are a few Ilford black and white images I took with it in the States, and at home, in Sea Point.

JUST PAST THE RIVER MOUTH OF THE BAYOU, NOLA 





Superbalist 100



I am very grateful to be included in the Superbalist 100. In their words:

THE SUPERBALIST 100 CELEBRATES ONE HUNDRED YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS WHO ARE HELPING TO SHAPE OUR SCENE. DOERS, MAKERS, MOVERS AND SHAKERS; THESE ARE THE CREATIVES RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUTH CULTURE AS WE KNOW IT.

If you are interested in some of my scatty words I did an interview with them. Its here! HERE. HERRRRE


ITs

Pendants



After months of thumb holding the SA Postal Service finally came through with my pendants from America. I didn't get a decent image of my first one, a palm tree, but Im really enjoying working at this scale. I think with practise I'll find the way to make it look like I imagine them looking in my head.




Something are best got given

I recently bought as many of these mini frames as I could get my paws on so make treats to give away. They all have homes in America now.



She paints the size of the moon

This embroidery is for Lorraine Loots for being such a wonderful friend to me. If you don't know her work, click on the clink and thank me later. Walking the other day we were discussing the size of the moon. If you look at it practically you might say its about 3-5mm in diameter.

Lorraine paints the size of the moon.



The little things.

Sometimes the best way to enjoys things is uncomfortably close




Sew what.

This is Dom. 14cm2


Analog America



A month in America included sewing in Central Park in New York, Walking to between the National Guard in Baltimore and dancing with a 6 month baby to TI with 20 thousand other people in New Orleans (Jazz fest). I caught a few moments of my month on film.

This is where I insert a thank you to Tyler for making it possible.














Los Tacos

Last year I did visuals for a few groups at the Cape Town World Music Festival. Wedged in the middle of the bands was Los Tacos, a South African Latino fusion band. It was a bunch of fun, with images of desert landscapes, mariachis, wrestlers and the Mexican hat dance.

They where really happy, and have now invited me as the latest amiga to the team to do visuals and and design. I designed this poster for them, with the piƱata line work done by Tyler B Murphy.


The live visual side..

So I realise I have become a bit of a ludite. Twitter is no longer apart of my everyday thinking (I felt like I used to think in snappy 140 character lines) and I have been very inactive on my social networks and blogs. Maybe it doesn't help that there is a plural!

One of the things I dont really share is my VJ work. I prefer to say live visuals, as it has less reference to an Operah term for vagina. Tomorrow night (29th May) I am going to do visuals for PH Fat, the Hogs and Fuzigish. Last year I did Vodacom in the City in Joberg with PH Fat and they performed at Billy Beach in St Francis over the New Year week. They are always super amazing and have such a great work ethic. With luck there will be more, and footage that I will attempt to post.