There’s been a lot going on lately but it definitely has not been boring. I was fortunate to be asked to join the Castle Lager Boucher Legacy Experience a month ago. It’s a great initiative (and I swear I’m not just saying that or was I paid to say that) and I’m glad I had the opportunity to participate in the experience.

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I love Cape Town… But I can only handle it in small amounts at best. Once I’m there on the other hand, I love every moment of it. I took a trip down recently with the @TheHeroEmporium and we got up to some pretty rad little adventures.

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The Relationship Between High-Speed Milk and Pin-Ups Will Blow Your Mind

Originally seen on DIY Photography.

London based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz is known for taking high speed photography to the extreme. (And for poking at a $12K Profoto setup with a $500 Einstein).

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

Jaroslav’s latest endeavor involves nostalgia, naked girls and some incredibly well executed high speed photographs of milk.

The project aims at creating a pin up calendar inspired by the popular pinup calendars of the 40’s and 50’s. Only instead of clothing, the models are wearing milk. Milk frozen with high speed strobes.

As an inspiration, Jaroslav looks at illustrations done for pinup calendars by Gil Elvgren,Alberto VargasGreg Hildebrandt and more which were featured on Brown & Bigelowcalendars.

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

While none of the milk is illustrated, it is created from layering splashes from hundreds of individual photographs. Each taken with (real) milk splashed across (real) bodies.

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

The lighting setup is made with an Einstein E640 bounced of a silver parabolic umbrella for key and another E640 shooting through a strip-light for kick.

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

Here is a look at 9 out of the 12 months, with 3 yet to be published photographs.

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

Milky Pin-Ups Are Traditional-40S Pinup Photos Made With High-Speed Milk [NSFW]

If you are in Lucerne, Switzerland this weekend you can join in on taking the last photo in a workshop. Or you can order the calendar starting November.

[Milky Pin-Ups | Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz]

Sunday Main Street Life- The Maboneng Precinct

Morning Flashers!!

I have been scarce around these parts of late and for this I do apologize. Alas, it has not been in vain!

I’ve been rampaging, raging and razzling around Joburg lately with the crew and have so much to be excited about. For some time now, we’ve all been meaning to venture out to Arts on Main. Based in the Maboneng Precinct in the Joburg CBD, this massive warehouse is home to some of Joburgs little treasures. A variety of tantalizing cuisine from paella to dumplings and from a 9 layered red velvet cake to passion fruit macaroons, you’ll fall inlove with not only the array of delicious-ness but the atmosphere. It’s the kind of culture that’s only available at this time, this place with great food & beer, lemonade and of course mojito’s!!

Here’s what we got up to:

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If you’re looking for a culturally enriching afternoon, then Arts on Main is definitely one of those things you have to do. The food market is situated downstairs and is nothing short of amazing. Upstairs you’ll find a quaint fashion market stocked some vintage fashion, Jozi inspired jewelry and a few odds and ends to accent your home with.

The other stunning little find was a gallery upstairs that is covered from to wall with a collection of photographs printed on canvas. The idea behind this was to take kids from the street and equip them with a camera in an effort to inspire them and teach them the art of photography. For me, this was one of those things that made my day.

Again, thank you to all my friends for taking the trip. What an awesome way to spend the weekend with a bunch of stunning friends.

Holy Vintage Rust Buckets!!

This weekend I figured it was time to start making my house a home and for me, I’ve always taken caution to the details. Friday I got stuck into my room, I really should have taken a before and after picture because it went from disgusting to dashing in just 3 hours. It was like watching an episode of Hoarders.

So on Saturday I set out to find myself a storage solution and maybe if a little summin’ summin’ popped into play then I’d consider it. I’ve been wanting to do the whole pallet thing but was and still struggle to find any but I did however find the most incredible wooden crates. The only sensible things was to purchase them. BOOM!! So storage was less of a problem now. Walking around this little treasure island always makes me happy.

This scrap yard *SLASH* Antique warehouse is filled with exciting things. DIY enthusiasts will lose their minds in this place. I know I did! They have everything from kitchen cupboards, sinks, vintage military uniforms, camera’s, gramophones,  typewriters, beds, headboards, wooden window frames, vinyl, tables, chairs, hardware, tools, clothes and so much more… Its definitely worth a trip!

You see things and ideas come rushing through!! Here’s a look at a few photographs I snapped to show you into my rustic vintage haven…

Vintage Vino Bottles
Vintage Vino Bottles
A View Over The Side Of The Scrap Yard
A View Over The Side Of The Scrap Yard
Vintage Luggage Trunk with Pink Paisley Interior
Vintage Luggage Trunk with Pink Paisley Interior- Will Buy & Restore.

I can safely say that my day was productive!!

I Thought Only One Year Olds Smashed Cakes?!

Hey Flashers!!

Please forgive my absence of late, but this week has been anything but ordinary!  On Tuesday I celebrated my 23rd birthday and although it is probably considered improper for me to disclose my age, I really couldn’t care as those rules don’t apply to me until I turn 30. Only then will the lies become more extravagant and acceptable.

I often look through Pinterest for inspiration and I see many examples of kids turning one. Apparently its tradition to smash the cake. I’m almost pretty certain (considering I would’ve been one and have no recollection of my childhood until about 4) that I never had the chance to smash my cake and get unacceptably wasted on icing fumes at the age of one. So now was my chance to do that! Working at a company that constantly encourages the 8 Habits of David Ogilvy, I thought it only fair to live by them wholeheartedly. My favourite habit being “Playfulness”.

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Who Said Being Two Was Terrible?

This little man is an absolute gem! Jayden turned two just the other day and his mum is a good friend of mine back from our school days. I was lucky enough to have been asked to “Document” this momentous occasion in their lives. With Rachel & Ashley’s next baba on the way, this was the perfect way to show Jayden that even though his sister will be arriving soon, he will always be loved. GREATLY!!

By FAR the most rewarding kids birthday I have done to date! Thank you to the Lewis Family.

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The Ultimate Engagement Shoot Is A Day Filled With Magic & Promise

Happy Friday Flashers!!!

I have my first Engagement Shoot coming up with a lovely couple who are Varsity sweethearts and who are made for one another. So this should be a breeze. As you probably know by now, I’m massively anal about preparation and so here are a few ideas I’m going to incorporate into the shoot tomorrow but I’ll be adapting them with the intention of putting in my own flare and splash of uniqueness. Let me tell you about the location and maybe you’ll be able to visualize it.

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens… Based in Gauteng, South Africa this exquisite location is in the West Rand and as far as I know in Roodepoort. The back drop will include a wide array of flora, accompanied by waterfalls and flowing streams throughout the mountains and gardens. Plush grass, winding paths and beautiful tree’s that encompass the surroundings. The one factor I do dread most of all will be the rain. Always expected and anticipated for but depending on how the day turns out, the necessary arrangements have been taken into account.

So below, I have chosen the ones I feel relate most of all to the scenery I can expect to find. I hope to find a bridge shot as well. As photographers we aim to make every shot the perfect shot but as it was said in Highlander, “There can only be one”.

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*I Take No Credit For These Photographs*

Stay tuned for FFM’s Engagement Shoot and hopefully some “Behind-The-Scenes” footage as well to give you an idea of how the day went about. Have a rad weekend and party like champions!!