Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: People

Just loving shooting small-town kids

After what turned out to be a bit of a sombre blogpost yesterday (judging by how I felt when I was finished writing it, as well as the lack of … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

World Play Day comes to Hermanus

I would imagine that “World Play Day” last Friday would have passed without most people even knowing it existed. But for the 100-odd children who were invited to come and … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Continuing to bring hope to a dusty mass of shacks

I haven’t blogged here for two months, but there are some posts that just need to be written! Early last year I wrote about friends who were volunteering in a … Continue reading

May 16, 2016


As I’ve said before, I love the old churches in Europe. I love what they stand for – how people took hundreds of years to finish these monuments to God … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ignorance is bliss, or, life according to children

I met the three children in November 2012: older brother and unique, younger twin sisters. It was strange, really. I knew their mother back when I lived in Europe as … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Recreating old memories and forging new ones

As you probably know by now, I’ve been visiting Belgium – staying with the family I lived with as a teenager. My last visit was in December 2012 where I … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

About capturing those special moments for your favourite social network

I wrote this blog in September 2013, posted it, and then immediately deleted it when one of its protagonists asked me not to make his photo public until after he had … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

The mystery of my nameless model and how to make a post go viral

I wrote earlier this week about my visit to Kirstenbosch last weekend. While I was there I decided to try a cool feature on my DSLR, that I’d known about … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Shooting people from the back seat

One of my greatest challenges photographically is to shoot while whizzing along the open road, something like I did when we took a trip to Antsirabe, south of Tana, a … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 7 Comments

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