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 […]

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. […]

Carnival of Wonder

Each year, the Constantia Waldorf School Fair is held with great excitement and anticipation by the school’s children, parents and friends. This year, the organisers from the Class 5 community were excited to announce that the theme for the 2013 fair would be The Carnival of Wonder! All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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

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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 […]