Tools for ‘the rich soil of life’

The Globe And Mail, Saturday April 14th, 2007 On March 28th, 2007, at 3 pm, I was sitting in the Visitors’ Gallery of the House of Commons, I and forty-nine other artists from across Canada, fifty in all, and I got to thinking about stillness. To read a book, one must be still. To watch […]

Journalism now

See the post below, where I’ve just been introduced to a great blog (thanks, Lizane Louw!) at www.12thpress.com, where Nicholas Calcott summarises the predicament and our frustrations most articulately. He references Colin Pantell’s blog (which in turn references Paul Lowe), but all base their discussion on a provocative speech by Stephen Mayes, who recently retired […]

Photojournalism

ⓒ Ian Teh/Panos Pictures We seem to be awash in an ever-present pining for the glory days, when pictures had a moral authority and weight, and when lots and lots and lots of photographers were able to make a living shooting socially concerned black and white documentary work. Unfortunately, those days are gone.  The economics […]

Another media agency folds

The worldwide economic recession, combined with the turbulence in media and photographic markets, continues to take its toll. I must confess I felt quite teary this morning when I received this notification from Grazia Neri Agency, one of Africa Media Online’s European representatives: After 42 years of excellence and integrity in the world of italian […]

PARK(ing) DAY 2009

‘A bit inclement to be alfresco?’ comments Bill Curry in passing. Perhaps, but here in Cape Town we (Tyke, Bradley, Kenneth and I) are joining others around the world in celebrating what public space could become, and how an entire community could share and benefit from the space that one single parked car takes up. www.parkingday.org […]

Soccerscapes

via africamediaonline.com Soccerscapes by Samantha Reinders Posted via web from Dominique’s posterous

Twenty Ten fans

via africamediaonline.com Another great image from Twenty Ten – this by Simone Scholtz is related to a inspiring portrait story about the transformation of ordinary people into fans. Posted via web from Dominique’s posterous

One for all my media friends…

See www.biketownafrica.org: BikeTown Africa 2009 gears up in South Africa this weekend, with volunteers jetting in from around the world to spend their days assembling the Kona AfricaBikes in Orange Farm township, and enjoying their evenings in Soweto. These bicycles will be donated to healthcare workers across South Africa, enabling them to tend to far […]

Impressive digital technology from Africa (free too!)

http://media.blogs.africamediaonline.com/ Posted via email from Dominique’s posterous

“Today’s art must presuppose copying”

Harvard Business Review has some really interesting articles this month (Jul-Aug 09), particularly a Q&A with writer Cory Doctorow that neatly and succinctly summarizes so many of the issues I’m facing as I work to develop the businesses of creative people in this era. Doctorow, of course, is the poster boy for giving his content […]

For brainstorming, for teamwork, for fun

Check out www.wordle.net. A great brand essence tool. My latest find (Thanks Helene Smit!) And be warned: it’s addictive. Posted via email from Dominique’s posterous

Bicycling’s BikeTown Bizana

We’re in a remote part of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, building bicycles to hand over to healthcare workers as part of Bicycling magazine’s BikeTown Africa project. I’ve had a crash-course in bike building today. It’s Kona Africa Bike 101 1.    Carry the box from the room where they’ve been stored, dodging the soccer players, the […]

Highly Commended

Photographer Koos van der Lende and I were in two minds about entering this image into the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards. We both absolutely love this image he took of a welwitschia in Namibia, but we knew it broke the conventional rules of photography by including the sun flare. The judges, however, […]

Hello world!

I get to work with some awesome photographers, writers, producers and other artists. My passion is helping them tell their stories. Helping them get their creative work out to the widest audience. Join me on a blogging journey in which I’d like to take you along on our ride, viewing some of the most beautiful […]