Cape Town

Freunde von Freunden ‘Friends’ book

So exciting! The new Freunde von Freunden ‘Friends’ book is almost out. Pre-order it here. And guess what? It’s incl. a portrait from Cape Town :).

Elodye, Cape Town, South Africa – Classic Mini, 1973

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Wim & Hanlie & Eland, Cape Town, South Africa – Volkswagen Beetle, 1967

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Will, Cape Town, South Africa – Ford Escort mk2 1600 GL, 1980

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Ali, Cape Town, South Africa – Porsche Carrera RS 2.7, 1973

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Rui, Cape Town, South Africa – Porsche 911, 1970

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Tobie & Lynne, Cape Town, South Africa for Mercedes-Benz #EXTRAORDINAIRE

{automotive} Tobie and Lynne are Mercedes-Benz lovers. They were the perfect couple for the pilot shoot & interview we did for Mercedes-Benz! Have a look at the Mercedes-Benz Extraordinaire site over here for the interview. You can even read it in French. Lynne and Tobie, thank you so much; we had loads of fun! dna – Desmond ‘n Antonia

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Tobias
 (43) and his wife Lynne (34) love their Iceberg white Mercedes-Benz W114 from 1975 and they drive it in and around Cape Town, South Africa, a city filled with vintage Mercedes-Benz cars. Tobias is obsessed with cycling; he is a BMX legend and he is a real entrepreneur: employing more than 40 people, he owns Fittees, a clothing factory focusing on t-shirts and raw selvedge denim, a screen-printing workshop, a BMX workshop, as well as four clothing stores called Hello Again. This dude is on a mission to conquer and more. Lynne is a vegan hippie mom looking after their children Reuben (3) and Leo (1) and she is working on becoming a childbirth educator. In addition, she is a trend forecaster and is also in charge of Hello Again’s women’s wear production, interior design and window displays. The Groenewald family lives in Vredehoek, above Cape Town city’s bowl on the slopes of Table Mountain with nice city, harbor and sea views. His one year old Mercedes-Benz W114 is Tobie’s first Mercedes-Benz. He calls it his ‘Merc’.

Tell me about your Mercedes-Benz.
Tobias: It’s a Sunday car, we drive it once a week. It’s for leisure and pleasure. We drive it to special events. During the week I drive my bakkie (pick up truck) while building and opening shops and on the weekends I’m on my bicycle and in my Merc.
Lynne: Yeah, it’s not a car for rushing around. It’s a cruiser. You gotta relax, take it easy and cruise down to town.

Where do you like to go with your Mercedes-Benz, what are your favourite spots in Cape Town?
Tobias: On Sunday mornings we drive around Table Mountain and go to Clifton beach with the whole family and the dog.
Lynne: Our son Reuben always sits in the front seat like an old man, very proud, he loves the Merc. Another spot is The Plantation, an urban park close to our house, where Tobias is busy building BMX jumps. From there you have an awesome view.

What was important for you when you bought your Mercedes-Benz?
Tobias: I wanted a vintage Merc. I saw this kind of Merc driving around in Cape Town, without head rests, that look is pretty distinctive. I looked for two years until I found this one. It’s still pretty original. My dad had a Merc like this when I was three years old. He was a car dealer, he had many Mercedes-Benz cars and he was the one who found it for me. It was hidden in a car dealership in Bloemfontein. My dad had never shared any emotions when buying cars. But when he told me about this car, he was really excited. I bought it without seeing it. I went to Kimberley, 1000 kilometers away from Cape Town, to fetch it. The first time I saw it, I immediately wanted to get back on the road – it was exactly how my dad described it.

Your Mercedes-Benz sounds like a car for good times…
Lynne: Driving along the coast at 80 km/h, windows open, a cool breeze from the ocean and listening to Rodriguez, that’s the best.

P.S. Lynne dreams of a cherry red Mercedes-Benz SL 450. “That’s what I want. It’s the most feminine and elegant car.”

Photography by Desmond Louw and Antonia Heil
  Text by Antonia Heil

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Caleb’s Hill school uniform production Heideveld, Cape Town, South Africa

The other day I shared Caleb’s Hill’s school uniform handover with you. Today I want to give you a brief insight behind the scenes and introduce you the three awesome ladies that made the garments in Heideveld. A small and simple workshop in a private house filled with strong women that want to make a difference. Have a look at the full blog post over here.

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Caleb’s Hill school uniform handover Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, South Africa

Beautiful faces. We couldn’t stop smiling after spending the afternoon with these kids from Bonteheuwel. The reason? The German/Austrian organization Caleb’s Hill handed out school uniforms etc. to kids in need and we documented it. The idea behind Caleb’s Hill: For each purchase of one of Caleb’s Hill’s textile products, Caleb’s Hill donates an equivalent product to people in need. This time school uniforms, just before school started again down here in Cape Town after the long summer break. What a great project to be part of. Many more shots on dnaphotographers.com.

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