Design Museum Exhibition

My daughter-in-law Jo Gaffkin is technical manager at the Design Museum in London and at the moment they have a very interesting exhibition at the museum:

“One of the leading architects of his generation, David Adjaye has stepped out of his regular line of work to photograph and document key cities in Africa as part of an ongoing project to study new patterns of urbanism. Often regarded as a continent defined by underdevelopment, poverty, war and tourism, through this exhibition Adjaye presents Africa in a different light, examining the buildings and places which have a special resonance with his preoccupations as an architect.
This detailed survey will reveal a unique snapshot of life in Africa today, documenting the nature of urban life in a developing continent, a unique geo-cultural survey profiling the African city in a global context.”

Is the picture David Adjaye? Nope, it’s Jo and husband Jan Chanter on top of the mighty Victoria Falls! Now there’s a photo!


Kerry de Bruyn Photography

Check this great picture taken by Kerry de Bruyn of Kerry de Bruyn Photography
she’s @AfricanPhoto on Twitter.

Lucas Radebe, famous international footballer and a waiter feature in the picture that Kerry took at a recent function for the Legends Soccer Team. Lucas was certainly an inspirational player for Leeds United and South Africa in those days and is clearly still involved in soccer and youth development, as well as the upcoming 2010 World Cup in his home country.

Lenovo together with the Intel Corporation, has partnered with Active Education and Let’s Play, SuperSport’s Social Responsibility initiative, to establish the Legends Soccer Team. A sustainable physical education programme sanctioned by the Department of Education will be run in the Southern Suburbs, Eldorado Park and Soweto areas.This initiative, driven by Lenovo, draws on the synergy between art, sport and technology by encouraging learners to use their creativity to draw and paint while using sport and technology as inspiration to showcase what these concepts mean to them.”

Great photo Kerry! Can’t wait to see your redesigned website when it’s up and running!


Kerry de Bruyn – Photographer

I’m lucky enough to be friends with a wonderful photographer Kerry de Bruyn based in South Africa. So if you need photos, go to this site. Check the wonderful photo above of ‘bride in a forest’ if you don’t believe me! Here’s all about Kerry:

“I am a writer and photographer capturing what I can to show other people what’s out there and what they are missing. I have written and photographed for a number of magazines and wish to do more. That would be my main problem I think, always wanting to do more, see more, experience more. There is so much more to this world than we think and I hope to get people playing with that idea again.

I believe a single photograph captures something so much more than just an image. Mood, emotion and consequence are some of the few things that follow the quick click of a shutter opening and closing. “I’ve found it,” I thought. That thing that gets you excited from the moment you wake up. After my first photograph I haven’t looked back, and sometimes it’s hard to put the camera down.

After telling you the smooshy stuff I thought I should let you know a few quick facts about me…I love Africa (obviously!), travel, wildlife, love and life and beleive you should spend every minute of it living! If you would like to book me for weddings, portraits, photo safaris or would just like to chat send me a mail, I’d love to hear from you!

All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.Right now my dream is to capture Africa and all of her beauty, small and scaly or robust and strong.”

And yes, of course I’m trying to entice Kerry to come and take some pictures of Chanters Lodge!