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A Holiday Album by 35 SA Creatives

When paging through almost any old family photo album there are a few things you’re likely to find: a picture of someone holding a fish, nature shots or shots of people in nature, portraits that are unflattering but full of character, flash photography used to dramatic effect and a dozen or so sunsets. These are moments at once recognizable and bizarre that capture life in all its glory.


Using images made (with cameras, pencils or paintbrushes) by 35 different SA creatives over the summer break, we’ve put together a “holiday photo album” inspired by the feelings evoked by old family photographs. From skinny dipping in a black and white lake to a trip back in time to an old school diner, all the way to New York City to celebrate Christmas and back to Hillbrow for New Years Eve – the collection of snapshots and sketches to follow forms a collective photo album of things seen and done by local creatives over the holidays. Enjoy! Click on each image for a link to the site of the person who made it.


1 - Nico Krijno

2 - Dias Beach by Gabrielle Guy

3 - Penguin Colony by Kent Andreasen

4 - Olivia singing in the rain by Guy Neveling

5 - Adrian De Sa Garces

6 - Luca Vincenzo

7 - Mermaids in Beaverlac by Gabriella Achadinha

8 - Bottle and Shadow by Johno Mellish

9 - Hanro Havenga

10 - Graham Wiles

11 - Top of the world by Tawfeeq Martin

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12 - The Seychelles by Lucie de Moyencourt

13 - Anton Du Preez

14 - Andre and Dhina in Grahamstown by Patrick John O'Doherty

15 -Kirsten Lee Moolman

16 - You never gonna run away from love by Grant Payne

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17 - Ané Strydom

19 - New Zealand by Roy Potterill

20 - Matthew Bradley

21 - New Years Eve in Hillbrow by Jono Wood

18 - Sol-Sol 'Out There' by MELLOWEDHIGH

22 - New York City by Ulrich Knoblauch

23 - Fishermen at Kalk Bay by Mieke van der Merwe

24 - Mia Chaplin

26 - Brise soleil by Michael Tymbios

25 - Langebaan by Lani Spice

27 - Wild Coast Hike by Dylan Culhane

28 - She by Tarryn Francis

29 - Swartberg Pass by Koos Groenewald

30 - MCQP by Justin Poulter

31 - Asher and Gabriella making out while wearing fur and an Elvis cut by Lady Skollie

32 - Back to the 50s in Stormsrivier by Adriaan Louw

33 - New Years fireworks by Anke Loots


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