Every Opposite

Zaki Ibrahim performing in Johannesburg

Zaki Ibrahim in Johannesburg
I have a folder on my computer very unimaginatively named “Randoms to edit”. It contains a bizarre selection of photos I have taken over the past year which never got edited because they weren’t attached to anything special. These two photos are part of that collection and they finally got a quick once-over in Lightroom after I decided that I couldn’t think of a better subject for my first post of 2013 than Zaki Ibrahim.

Zaki is a South African singer and she is absolutely amazing.I first saw her live in Johannesburg at the very event in Greenside where I took these fabulously average photos. (The reason why she is behind glass in these photos because she was in a recording studio – part of 5fm’s live performance feature)

Listening to Zaki while living in New York always makes me really happy, but it makes me miss Joburg at the same time.

Zaki’s album Every Opposite is available on Spotify if you want to take a listen. Draw the Line, Something in the Water, The Do, The Brave Ones are my favourites, although the number one spot belongs to the most sultry sexy song ever – Conjure.

Happy Fri-yay.

Last bit of Cape Town, friends, and some beach party

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This really is a mishmash of photos if I’ve ever seen one, but I wanted to blog some of the pics from my weekend that didn’t fit into my other posts – I mean how could I not include some sunset, some panning, a cute puppy on the beach and my beautiful best friend?

Also, thought this would be a good opportunity to post about a Cape Town based band – Beach Party – who my friend introduced me to. They have a really cool music video all shot on lomokino cameras for their song Water, and they will be playing in Joburg and Pretoria at the end of the month – see here for details.

For the cool music video click here.