I’m asked many, many, many times how I get some of the shots that I do. Well, let’s see now. Firstly, there’s always an element of luck – and I mean always. You see, I don’t pose my boys and girls much. I wing it – shooting from the hip, letting things unfold as naturally as I can. Sure, I do have a plan inside my head, but more often than not I don’t stick with the plan. Anyway, it’s far cooler being a pirate, even if you are marching your own well-laid plans down the gangplank and over the edge. Secondly, I let my guys have a big say in what happens when I shoot them. If Bob wants to bungi over the side of a bridge, then I’m so there – I’m just not jumping with him. If Sue wants to cover herself in grease and slide down the passage singing ‘Liefling’ then who am I to argue? But what I will do is find a way to capture it. And thirdly, and most importantly, I do something a little odd. I completely and utterly forget about that instrument in my hand called a camera. Instead, I shoot with a handy little tool called my mouth. And when you do that my friends, you’ll see the difference. Because when you use your mouth, things happen and people around you respond. Add it all together and you end up with one heck of an experience cymbalta no prescription needed that everyone remembers for a long time to come. And your photographs should, theoretically, ooze personality. That’s the idea anyway. Right, now on to Grant and Monique. So they entered my Valentine’s Day competition and turned up as the winners which means they received a shoot from me and lunch at The Strandloper. Quite handy really. Monique told me she wanted to put on her bikini and prance along the beach in it. I quite liked the idea but thought it might be a slightly better idea if she tore down the beach and through the water in a bit of cozzie and a bit of clothing. So we met up at St James at 8.00am on a Monday morning expecting the place to be deserted. Which it wasn’t – it was packed with people. So off to Muizenberg Beach we went. This was the way I love to shoot – off-the-cuff, free and easy, just-do-it kind of stuff. Grant was the pillar – looking pretty darned cool while Monique was the bundle of energy that pulled it all together. So I hope you can see their personalities coming through in these photos, because at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. Thanks chaps, bloody marvy. Let’s do it again – soon!