St John’s Festival – Constantia Waldorf School

Thursday I attended the St John’s festival at Constantia Waldorf School where my kids go. The festival, attended by the students and parents, celebrates St. John – the one who points the way. With the celebration, came the bonfire and the symbolic act of jumping over the flames. Waldorf explains, “we jump over the fire, […]

Portrait – model daughter

Trying out a few lighting techniques and using my daughter to pose for a few test shots. This one came out beautifully. She seems to stare straight through the lens. Maybe she was just daydreaming. Whatever it is, she makes the perfect subject)) All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs […]

Portrait – The guy in the red hat

I don’t know his name, where he comes from or who he is, but he made a great subject. Perhaps someone out there will recognize him in this photo, or perhaps not… All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at culture-fix.com. Permissions beyond […]

Fire on Bree Street, Cape Town

We were on our way out of town yesterday when we saw some smoke rising from the buildings. I took the opportunity to take some pics of our firefighters in action. Luckily it was the weekend and no-one was in the building. The surrounding apartments were evacuated and the fire was quickly put under control. […]

P.I.S.C.O Bar Launch, Cape Town

For those of you that are not familiar with Pisco, it’s a lethal Peruvian liquor made from grapes and there was plenty Pisco Sours doing the rounds at the launch of  the new Peruvian Bar – P.I.S.C.O just above Keenwa on Waterkant Street in Cape Town. Apart from their amazing cocktails, they also have traditional […]

AfrikaBurn – The first few pics…

AfrikaBurn, Culture-Fix.com, Vincent Raffray

AfrikaBurn situated near Tankwa Town in the Karoo is a feast for the soul and the eyes and a festival not to be missed. Once a year, creatives gather a temporary city of art to express themselves through music, performances and art, then they burn it all down and dance around the flames. Modeled on […]

AfrikaBurn – The costumes or lack thereof

AfrikaBurn, Culture-Fix.com, Vincent Raffray

Dressing up at AfrikaBurn is just as important as dressing down. Self expression is the order of the day and no matter what you looked like, anything goes… This is the fourth of a few albums, the others are here, here and here and for all the pics, please visit my Facebook Page. All Photography […]

AfrikaBurn – Getting around

Using the right mode of transport at AfrikaBurn is crucial. Here are a few ways… This is the third of a few albums, the others are here and here and for all the pics, please visit myFacebook Page All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on […]

AfrikaBurn – The art and sculptures

AfrikaBurn, Culture-Fix.com, Vincent Raffray

The sculptures and art at AfrikaBurn take months to prepare and weeks to set up. Although we were only there for a few days, many artists have been hard at work for weeks braving the heat, rain, winds and dust storms all in the name of art. I take my furry, sparkly hat with flowers […]

Controlled burn on Signal Hill

Control_Burn_Signal_Hill

Under ideal conditions, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) prescribe some burns in some sections of the park. The burns are done for a number of reasons, to rejuvenate the fire-adapted and fire-dependent vegetation (fynbos) and to reduce fire hazards by reducing unnecessary “fuel” (e.g. alien vegetation that has been hacked from a particular area. Alien […]

A day on Table Mountain

Capetonians have always said there’s something mystical about Table Mountain, but unless you’ve lived in it’s shadow, you’ll never truly understand this sentiment. I recently took my daughter up on a sunny day. We went via the cable car – It was opened in 1929 and since then it has carried more than 20 million […]

Nouvelle Vague playing at the Cape Town Jazz Festival

I’ve been following Nouvelle Vague ever since a close friend introduced me to the ‘bossa nova’ sounds of Marc Collin and his various vocalists. The band are famous for remaking classic singles like Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and XTC’s “Making Plans for Nigel” with vocalists who are unfamiliar with the original versions of […]

In the studio with Juliana Venter at Resonate-Audio

I recently took these pics for a friend of mine. Rob Brinkworth is the owner of Resonate-Audio in Cape Town. On this particular day, he was laying down some pretty sick tracks with singer song writer – Juliana Venter I really enjoyed watching the creative process that takes place between artists and their music producers. A […]

TEDxSeaPoint – Who moved my sushi?

I was privileged enough to take part in this year’s TEDxSeaPoint conference held at the Pavilion in the Waterfront. I found myself surrounded by inspirational thinkers and doers who have the ability to motivate change within us all to help save our dying oceans. Amongst the speakers were presenter and producer of international hit TV […]

Camps Bay under the stars

Thought I would try and capture Camps Bay under the stars. Unfortunately it was pretty windy out there this evening. Will definitely try this again on a better night. All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Based on a work at culture-fix.com.Permissions beyond the scope of this license […]

On the balcony with Tune Raider

Tune Raider

Pamm Legg aka Tune Raider is undoubtedly one of  South Africa’s top female Psy-trance DJs. I was lucky enough to have Ms Raider over for a chat and an informal shoot at my place in Camps Bay. She’s been rocking the circuit for over ten years and is still growing in popularity season after season. […]

Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2012

Argus Cycle Tour

South Africa’s Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour, the world’s largest individually timed cycle race, sees over 35 000 cyclists tackling a 109km route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is grueling. It’s our country’s biggest one-day sporting event and is fast becoming a major international draw card. I was up earlier […]

Camps Bay Beach with Olympic Gymnast Odette Richard

Odette Richard

I met Odette while holidaying in Mauritius last year. She’s a South African Rhythmic Gymnast who competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games as well as the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On her last trip to Cape Town, I took these pics on Camps Bay beach. Those eyes are piercingly beautiful. All Photography by Vincent Raffray is […]

The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, Paarl

Veuve Clicquot Masters

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, Val de Vie Estate, Paarl – The prestigious Champagne House sponsors some of the world’s biggest polo events. The event proved to be a resounding success, enjoyed by SA’s elite, including top celebrities, glamorous socialites and polo lovers. Utilising Val de Vie’s world-class polo fields and luxurious club house facilities, VIP […]

Afternoon on Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town

Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town – Camps Bay is a trendy suburb, 7 minutes from the centre of Cape Town. Set against the impressive backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range, Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s largest and most beautiful beaches. As a social photographer, these beaches are the perfect hunting ground for […]