The making of a Coffee Table Book

March 15, 2012  •  4 Comments


It's not every day that you get the opportunity to fly in a Boeing and a helicopter, and be taken out in a tugboat. Today was one of those days for me. As we were flying over the P.E. harbour, I couldn't help but realise just how incredibly blessed I am to be able to do this for a living. Well...this is if you rule out the smelly dumpster I had to climb on earlier, but we'll get to that later.  This is one of the photos:

I'm in the process of shooting a coffee table book for a logistics company. They're flying me all over the country, and I'm shooting some of their warehouses, staff, and harbours. This would be the country's harbours, not theirs....they should be so lucky! I never realised how beautiful South Africa's coastline really is. By the end of this trip, I will have photographed most of the big harbours from every angle imaginable, aerial photos, street level photos, photos taken from a vessel at sea etc.  This one was taken from the tugboat:
 It's exhausting, but so satisfying! 
Anyway, I've got to run, places to be, people to shoot. Oh wait, getting back to the dumpster....I had a thought when climbing onto it so that I could get a better view of the warehouse building: life is not always as easy as getting beautiful aerial photos from a helicopter especially chartered for you. Sometimes you have to climb dumpsters, but when you do....oh, the view!


If you ever get to take someone with for aerial shots ... pick me, pick me! Love your shots.
Tanya Bennetts(non-registered)
Stunning pics. My fav is the tug boat. Sounds like you had a great time getting the shots.
Heatwave Photography
Thank you!
Wow! This looks AMAZING!!!!!
Well done Marinda :)
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