The Small Fishing Village of Kassiesbaai, Arniston

Arniston is a small seaside settlement in the Overberg region on the Cape South coast, close to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. The town is named after a British ship, which ran aground in in May 1815. Only 6 of the 378 people on board survived the wreck. The town is favored holiday […]

Two Door Cinema Club, Paris, July 2013

I’ve always love shooting concerts and when I heard Two Door Cinema Club were playing at Cite De La Musique in Paris while I was there, I had to see them. Not only was it an amazing concert, I got to take home a few nice shots.   All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed […]

Fifty Shades of Sunset

These are a few of the more spectacular sunsets as seen from my place at the top of Camps Bay in Cape Town. Mother nature truly has a wonderful palette. 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 […]

Tara Grace

I love photographing people that are close to me. The normal barriers we face as photographers with someone you might not know, vanish and results are achieved a lot faster. This image was taken at sunset on Camps Bay beach. Apart from being an amazing vocalist and musician, Tara also has a pretty good eye. […]

The J&B MET 2013, Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town

The J&B MET is one of South Africa’s premier horse racing event on our social calendar. It’s always fun to dress up for the day, but it’s even more fun observing the spectacle. Attracting more than 50 thousand spectators, the rich and famous were out in full force and dressed to kill.   All Photography […]

Robyn at Beta Beach

Robyn is a friend who needed a few pics to update her portfolio. We headed down to Beta Beach near Camps Bay for a sundown shoot. The light at around 7:30pm at this time of year is perfect here in Cape Town. Couldn’t think of a better way to spend an hour. All Photography by […]

Changeling Live at Ragazzi, Cape Town

Changeling, recently played their second gig at Ragazzi Live where almost 250 people enjoyed an awesome performance. They are one up and coming band to watch with a very unique style for Cape Town and SA in general. If you missed them this time, they’ll be on stage again at Assembly in two weeks time. […]

2012 Red Bull Flugtag, Cape Town

More than 220 000 spectators flocked to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to watch some fearless athletes and their human-powered flying machines at the 123rd Red Bull Flugtag. It’s been awhile since I’ve actually seen so many people in one place. Team #BullsEye managed to win over the judges as well as the crowd […]

Cameron Portrait Test

Today we decided to do a portrait test for a shoot we are doing next week. My son was kind enough to stand in as a model so that I could get the lighting right. This image actually turned out quite nicely. Might use him again for future shoots if he doesn’t let the whole […]

Sandboarding on the West Coast

About an hour from Cape Town up the West Coast road just off the R307 are the dunes of Atlantis. We were hosted by Sunscene Outdoor Adventures who carefully took the kids through the dos and dont’s of hitting the slopes. The dunes here are high and good fun for everyone. All Photography by Vincent […]

The Changelings record their first Demo

My son Cameron and his band Changelings, recently recorded their first demo at Milestone Recording Studios on Bloem Street. The trio recorded six original tracks that were expertly mixed by Murray Anderson. Considering they have only been playing together for less than six months, I’m pretty impressed with their sound. Live gigs are a way […]

A Cape Town Wedding

Melissa, my sister, recently got married at Hidden Valley wine farm in Stellenbosch. I wasn’t the official photographer, but I couldn’t resist taking a few pics. The wedding was great and although the cold weather kept us inside, the food and service was exceptionally warm and friendly. All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under […]

Audi A8 TV Shoot

South Africa and Cape Town in general is well known for it’s film production industry. With breathtaking locations and talented crews, it’s little wonder that block buster Hollywood films like the latest James Bond movie and music videos by renowned artists like Coldplay are being produced in this little slice paradise. This is the reason […]

Paternoster and the West Coast

We took advantage of the great weather we’ve been having lately and headed up the West Coast to spend the weekend at Paternoster, a quiet fishing village about 2 hours drive from Cape Town. It’s also the perfect time of the year to take in the spectacular pageant of Namaqualand wild flowers. On the way […]

Shadowclub live in Durban

I was in Durbs this weekend to take some pics of the bands playing at the Gold Cup. I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of my favorite SA bands – Shadowclub would be headlining. These guys have a great stage presence and a powerful sound that will take them far. Not only is […]

An afternoon in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, an hour out of Cape Town, also known as ‘the city of oaks’ is the second oldest town in South Africa and undoubtedly, one of the more picturesque.  We spent the day walking around town taking in the sights and chatting to locals – you honestly feel like you could be in Paris or […]

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 […]