Two weeks back, a rather large cold front swept over South Africa. I won't go into details about how it happened, that is the job of meteorologists and you preferred weather man, or lady. What I can tell you; it was cold, and it snowed, a lot. Being from the coastal city of Durban, we don't see snow very often. So when it snow in Nottingham Road, a mere hour's drive in the KZN midlands, us Durbanites make an effort to go and play in it.
Thankfully, most of the world works during the week, and didn't have the same idea I did. It was a Tuesday afternoon when I made the decision to take a drive the next day to do some photographing of the snow. As I sat and thought of where I would go, and what kind of thing I would photograph; it dawned on me that there are probably a bunch of other photographers thinking the same thing. "Let's go take photos of the snow!". This would not do. I'd have to think of something they aren't doing.
I follow a lot of russian photographers on 500px, and I have seen a lot of great photos of models done in the snow. "Done. I will do that".
Thankfully I have a good working relationship with Warren Morck, the owner of a small model agency in Hillcrest, Warren Morck. His agency, Glamorous Models, is always full of new talent looking to build a portfolio. I called him up and organised four models that were keen to shoot, in the cold. Strangely we didn't have any girls volunteer, poor show ladies!
I am pleased to say that we got some quality photos. The four guys out did themselves, and I was very impressed with how seamlessly everything came together. Kudo's to them, they even got down to their underwear. Not many models in South Africa that can say that have shot underwear in the snow! Jarred, Loyiso, Giggz and Sihle, you guys rock. Keep up the good work.
A special Thanks also goes out to Lise at The Windmills for letting us photograph on the property and for the coffee and warm fireplace afterwards. If you are in KZN and are looking for wedding locations, this is definitely one to consider.