I’m a photographer and a journalist in Cape Town, South Africa / Berlin, Germany. My interest and experience lies in online and radio journalism. I am open to any creative work. Send me an email to get a quote for work you would like me to do. Nice to meet you.



• Have a look at my latest interview portraits on Freunde von Freunden: Gwen and Gawie Fagan 
{July 2014}
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Freunde von Freunden: Mokena Makeka 
 {January 2014}

• In April 2013 I wrote a couple of blog posts for the Herb Lester Associates journal. Have a look here.

• From March 2010 until March 2012 I wrote and shot for capetownmagazine.com (function: managing editor & journalist) and the German daughter-site www.kapstadtmagazin.de
Writing for capetownmagazine.com means being madly in love with beautiful Cape Town in South Africa. I wrote about restaurants, new shops, artists, design, musicians, township tours, hotels, markets, basically everything positive about this amazing city.

Interviews
Mokena Makeka talks design
 – We don’t just make things pretty. We make things work better. That is design.
Timmy Henny captures Cape Town as legoland - Capetonian filmmaker shows what Cape Town looks like from above in ‘Mini Cape’
If Cape Town becomes the World Design Capital 2014 - .. what would it mean to our city?
What The President thinks about African design and Cape Town - An interview with Peet Pienaar and Hannerie Visser
Madly in love with Cape Town - What’s your hood? Give it a name. – An interview with Bruce Good
The waves are best in winter An interview with surfer Gary, who owns Gary’s Surf School in Muizenberg
Fixies – a hipster‘s best friend or a dangerous trend? - An interview with Tobie Groenewald, who made the first fixed-gear bicycles in South Africa
When photography convinces politicians to pump $37.5M. into public health care - Capetonian documentary photographer, Damien Schumann talks about his work
‘I’m a citizen of the world’, says Moreira Chonguica - The Cape Town based award-winning jazz saxophonist talks about music, inspiration and Cape Town
Chris Weylandt, the man behind the furniture We talk to Chris Weylandt about furniture and Cape Town as a design city

Foodie articles
HQ: one simple concept 
Headquarters raises the steaks
Lunch with (in)mates – Pollsmoor Prison Restaurant ‘Idlanathi’ serves delicious food for cheap cheap
The coffee man’s aromas invite the people in - Anthony of Anthony’s Golden Cup Coffee Shop knows about all things coffee
The 167 best dishes in Cape Town – Print publication, MENU tells you what to eat where
Hudsons on Somerset - An American burger diner experience
Loading Bay – A simple concept – Things have to be good on the outside as well as the inside
Savoy Cabbage Restaurant & Champagne Bar - Real food for discerning diners
Skinny Legs & All Luxury café offers fresh meals, drinks and art
El Burro – No tex-mex junk but genuine Mexican fare Go on, have a tequila, eat and see
He just wanted to bake De Oude Bank Bakkerij in Stellenbosch shares the bread of life
Nook Eatery is baie mooi A healthy breakfast and lunch spot in Stellenbosch
Restaurant hopping in Cape Town Cape Town has the right restaurant for everyone
Appropriate wine for the appropriate time In our videos, chef Rudi Liebenberg and sommelier Carl Habel discuss what goes with what
Tea, please! Nigiro Tea Merchants bring tea culture to Cape Town
Cape Town’s tea spots - Coffee? Tea? Tea!
We present: the tea Lady Bonin Jessica Bonin was the first in Cape Town to offer take-away quality teas
Sinn’s restaurant offers winter specials Inexpensive fine dining and specials at Sinn’s restaurant in Cape Town’s Wembley Square
French Toast is for the birds The wine and tapas bar in Bree Street is a cool spot to meet your ‘gals’
Cheese board tip Ideas for a cheesy meal
Cape Town’s coffee roasteries They do it by hand; meet the roasters making our ‘black gold’!
The Woodlands Eatery Very Capetonian, very good
The Italian corner in the European corner of Africa Bacini’s has been in Cape Town for over 15 years, serving the locals their daily pizza
Hello Sailor, one rock’n’roll bistro “We want to become an institution in Obs”
Eat, Drink + Work at the Field Office Creative Cape Town, this is for you!
Millstone Farmstall & Cafe A farm in Cape Town at the Oude Molen Eco Village
THE Bombay Bicycle Club – A good choice if you’re looking for an extravagant restaurant atmosphere
The Foodbarn Restaurant and Deli “You’re welcome to come to my restaurants without shoes,” says The Foodbarn’s Franck Dangereux
Care for a brew, Bru? Brew Mobile Coffeeshop is starting somewhere to get anywhere
Café Mozart now under Madame Zingara’s wings A lovely refurbished day-time restaurant next to the antique market in Church Street
YOURSTRULY: Coffee, Eats and Art Capetonian Daniel Holland offers a cool day time lunch and lifestyle cafe on Long Street
1800° hot in Green Point Luxury hotel restaurant offers steak grilled at 1800° paired with gourmet salts
Mint Restaurant at the Taj is more than Fresh – Contemporary Indian Restaurant at Cape Town’s Taj Hotel is casual, classy and spicy
Fresh Food and Yummy Coffees at Newport Deli There’s more than just a sea breeze at Mouille Point
The Pesto Princess fairytale Some call it pesto, I call it magic green happy-making stuff
Mount Nelson’s Planet Bar – Grandiose Cape Town Hotel boasts with a noble Champagne and Cocktail Bar
Vintage dining experience at Brio – Opulent Brio restaurant in Adderley Street brings you back to 1893
Luxury Beer Salon in Cape Town’s CBD – &UNION offers German beer, German meat and inspiring owners
Savour the moment at 15 on Orange Savour restaurant at the 15 on Orange hotel offers world comfort cuisine
Wooden Shoe, Cape Town’s oldest steakhouse Owner Willi Reichl roasts delicious steaks daily in his Sea Point restaurant
Dornier’s Bodega Restaurant pairs fine wines with farm cuisine A wine estate restaurant that sticks to what is good – fresh farm food that complement the wines
All R12 – Deluxe Coffeeworks Coffee Roastery in town offers best coffee and good chats
Finer Dining @ La Mouette This French style restaurant is a little oasis in Sea Point
Superette, my favourite café Contemporary design, good coffee and feel good food at the Superette café in Woodstock
The Kitchen, a bustling eatery Lunch with a family vibe that makes you feel like you are in Italy celebrating life together
All you need is love … and a few restaurant ideas to make your Valentine happy! 

Things to do
Hiking along, next to and above Sandy Bay 
– Channelling Robinson Crusoe with Hi-Tec
Kloofing Suicide Gorge 
– Have no fear with Hi-Tec
Hiking up to Woodstock Cave 
For fantastic Cape Town views
Welcome to the West Coast National Park Enjoy natural beauty, stunning views, a lagoon, tortoises aplenty and great accommodation
Hiking to Elephant’s Eye – A short and easy hike to do in Silvermine Nature Reserve
Cape Town bucket list - Things you have to do every once in a while or at least once – as a visitor and local
Parks in Cape Town - Walk your dog, meet your friends for a picnic and enjoy a variety of flora
Hello Matjiesfontein! - A weekend-trip to the Karoo
Things to do in Matjiesfontein! - Eat, drink, relax and dive into the past
The Lord Milner Hotel - A visit to Matjiesfontein is only complete with a night spent here
A cultural tour through Langa – A Camissa Eco-tour in the townships
Hello Stellenbosch! The wine capital of South Africa’s prime wine region is romantic. Yes, it is
Matjiesfontein – a town full of surprises – The Karoo has an oasis, just take the train to Matjiesfontein
Swedish candle massage at Equinox Spa – A full body massage; the perfect way to de-stress
De Grendel: Private goes Public – 20 minutes from Cape Town, Sir David Graaff shares his wine, family tradition and, that view
Chapman’s Peak Drive = 9km of paradise – Cape Town’s most rewarding Toll Road, for a life-is-good-feeling
A One Day Holiday at Lourensford Wine Estate – Lourensford is a wine estate for the whole family – and a leisurely outing for holidaymakers
Rediscover country life at Knorhoek Estate – A family farm with an authentic tradition in the Stellenbosch Winelands
Wine and design at Peter Falke’s Groenvlei Farm – From socks to wine – the fashion manufacturer Peter Falke owns a secret spot in Stellenbosch

Features
The Fugard Theatre in District Six
 –  ‘A little bit of Broadway’
Creative Coffee Mornings Celebrating Cape Town’s creatives with short lecture sessions and a cup of coffee
“I braai for a living” says Jan Braai - The man behind National Braai Day, the ‘celebration of the nation’, calls all South Africans to action on September 24th
TEDxCapeTown – A powerful event - Ideas worth spreading, proudly South African
City Soirée is promoting the arts - Unconventional performances in unconventional places
Tales of Matjiesfontein - It’s the people that make it what it is
Chapel Bags from Woodstock Caleb Pedersen makes rucksacks inspired by ethics and friendship
Rhubarb Room on Bree Street The lifestyle-store for ladies who love all things beautiful
The Real Cheese Taste and buy South Africa’s best artisanal cheeses in Observatory
Red Espresso … talking about the essence of rooibos tea and a Capetonian success story
Homemade basil pesto with the Pesto Princess The princess herself, Kathleen Quillinan shows you how it’s done
Marius Koen – a real artisan A Capetonian goldsmith and designer talks about his craftsmanship
Dokter and Misses – playful but simple Since when is Long Street so cool?
‘I don’t limit myself,’ says Sanell Aggenbach Sanell Aggenbach is a painter who used to teach print making and likes to play with sculptures
The Church that is Sure to Attract A lot of Capetonian Followers Seek and ye shall find nonsense, style and design at Peet Pienaar’s happy little shop
‘Can I afford a wedding planner?’ You might just be surprised what good value a wedding planner adds, says Cape Town’s Pam Gray
Reality according to Dale Yudelman – Capetonian photographer Dale Yudelman surprises with modesty and a super small camera
Welcome to the Cape Town Club – Elite networking that doesn’t have to be exclusive
‘How else am I gonna meet someone?’…Kingdom of Hearts is Working on it Kate Shuttleworth on being catapulted to success in just four months
Vesparados – Cape Town’s Scooter Gang “We are the coolest” and not the “old men with beards”
Get a foot in the door - ‘Autumn Fish is a clothing store that promotes Cape Town’s young designers
If you Find Something you Love, you Never Work a Day in Your Life We meet Rob Nel: bass guitarist of Macstanley and Capetonian musician by heart
Dillon Marsh on Photography and Travel We talk to Capetonian photographer Dillon Marsh about his artwork and travels
Affordable Art for everyone The Fringe Arts: a pop-up store that sells affordable art
Buy the basics and find your own style At Hello Again in Cape Town you can shop for life
‘The photography healed me’ We chat to artist Araminta de Clermont about Cape Town, photography and how both healed her drug addiction
‘When you throw away, there is no away’ Carolyn Parton is a Capetonian artist that explores paint in all its forms

Social
‘South Africa is a fascinating place for a case study on HIV/AIDS’ – Clara Rubincam talks about HIV/AIDS in Cape Town and Surrounds
Remember World Aids Day 2010 – We talk to Stefan Hippler, founder of HOPE, a non-profit-organisation that focuses on HIV/AIDS
From Maids to Matchmaking – ‘Kingdom of Hearts, a Social Romantic Network is born

City News
Cape Town’s jazz clubs Cape Town boasts a great number of excellent jazz clubs, staging live jazz concerts on a regular basis
African live music in Cape Town African bites with African beats
Earth Fair Food Market at St. Georges Mall Every Thursday from 12pm to 6pm – have a healthy inner city treat
Hang out and read at the Central Library in Cape Town - Based in the city centre, the Central Library is proud of its collections
Tune into Cape Town’s radio stations Capetonian radio presenter Grant Jansen adds his two cents about the province’s stations
The Table Bay Hotel This five star hotel in the V&A Waterfront boasts with its location, and timeless style 

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