Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ghost Bakery

You find this little, abandoned bakery or "Backerei" in the ghost town, Luderitz, in Namibia. However, instead of freshly baked bread and cakes, it is filled to the brim with desert sand and you never know if the baker will make himself visible when you visit...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Silly Saturday

When babies can't take the pressure anymore! Hope your Saturday is more relaxed than his!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Psychedelic Sunday

"He bag production he got walrus gumboot
He got ono sideboard he one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
Come together right now over me.
He roller-coaster he got early warning
He got muddy water he one mojo filter
He say 'one and one and one is three'
Got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see
Come together right now over me."
- Come Together, The Beatles
Enjoy your Day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sampling Warhol

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet. - Andy Warhol

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

I woke up this morning with a mind full of impossibility and it is not uncommon for me to think of six (mostly more) impossible things before breakfast. Am I mad? Possibly. Do I need psychological help? Probably. Is it fun? Definitely...

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I love history. I love what it teaches us. I love how beautiful it looks in today's commercial world and finding photos like these makes me wish I could also experience it first hand. This is a photograph of my grandmother at age 20, so that makes the year 1945 (when World War II ended). Note the exquisite clock-radio (reminds me of the movie Titanic).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Strange, but Friendly Friends

This puppet has been in my room since I can remember and he always gets himself into the most imaginative places. May your friends be just as strange, but just as friendly and special!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Meet the Other Brothers

I told you I had many brothers (what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?) and they all make good models when I need someone to pose for one of my random shots. These two are very close in age, so that makes it easy to recreate some scene on a photo from some of my favorite movies, like "The Brothers Bloom" or "The Boondock Saints." It's not always easy to be the only girl and thus in the minority, but I can't imagine my life without them... (Don't tell anyone!)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Designer Ivy

I came across these crazy ivy plants that decorated an entire street as if they were fashion designer and the trees and walls their models. When they pull away from the walls, they create art works.

The trees are God's great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.
~Leonora Speyer

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sandton Square

One of my favourite places in Johannesburg, Sandton Square - it's like walking into a European town in the middle of Africa.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010


A classic photo of the filmmaker grandfather I never got to meet...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday Fun

Saturdays have a way of breathing some life into my lungs, making me realize that I am, in fact, more free than I feel during the week. I can do what I want (most of the time), be who I want to be and make my own rules. I hope this Saturday gives all of you out there the freedom you deserve!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ghostly Street Lights

I have always had a fascination with all things mysterious and all things ghostly. I believe in spirits, but not in the usual perception or "stereotype" of what a "ghost" is. I believe there are things around us we cannot explain, but they are there to protect rather than harm or scare us. City streets carry an air of ghostly mystery and that's why I cannot live anywhere else...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rainbow Around the Sun

I just experienced magic. Not bunnies pulled out of hats or a Harry Potter book, but actual magic created by our dear Mother Nature. This magic was in the form of a perfect circular rainbow around the sun. I was literally tidying up my bedroom when my phone called me over with a new message. It was my friend who had just seen it out of an aeroplane window and the message read: "Look at the rainbow around the sun!!" At first I thought it was another one of her crazy jokes where she wanted everyone to act like gullable idiots and run outside to see a fictional phenomenon, but I thought I'd check it out - just in case!

There it was and my first instinct (as always) was to grab my camera! My second instinct was to forward the message and here's my third: to share it with you...

NASA says: It's called the "22degree Halo." Scientifically, it's made up of ice crystals and is a sign of coming rains.

In ancient Greece, it was called a "parhelia" which literally means "beside the sun." In Tibetan culture, a ring around the sun is seen as an omen of the birth or death of a great teacher.