My passion for food photography is inspired by my wife, Cariema Isaacs, and her deep love for everything food. In her book, Cooking for my Father in my Cape Malay Kitchen, she writes "...when I am preparing a meal and serving people, I have an opportunity to share a part of myself with them" - this is what I strive for with every photo I take.
I read somewhere that to start a sentence with the word architecture is to take a step into treacherous territory. Architectural photography - the shapes, symmetry, flowing lines, reflections, textures, materials, the light, the dark - is an area of interest which appeals to the engineer in me. Yes, this is definitely treacherous territory which I love to explore.
There is a certain grace about classic car design that speaks to me every time I have an opportunity to photograph one...the timeless curves, shiny chrome trim and handcrafted interior finishes allows me to capture an artistry from a bygone era which will never again be reproduced.
1959 Plymouth Prowler
1950 Buick Eight
1945 Kaiser Manhattan
1934 Rolls Royce
1945 Cadillac Fleetwood
1967 Ford Mustang
For me the word "abstract" in a photographic sense is to showcase one's subject by differentiation. Rather than to represent the external reality or functionality of the subject, I seek to achieve visual appeal and effect by using the principles of shape, colour and texture to ultimately complete a subject.
If the eyes are the gateway to the soul then the face can certainly be regarded as its highway. A face makes you more inquisitive about a person and at times tells you even more about his or her story. Every line, every wrinkle, every scar and indeed every smile is as unique as its owner. This is my humble attempt to capture nuances from around the world which for most of us only happens once in a lifetime.