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365 Portraits of Strangers
Day 108 -
“Shinead the Capetonian”
Red Bull girls always come in twos and yesterday I met Shinead, who is an awesome original Cape Townian that comes out of the Southern Suburbs. This 22 year old was born and bred in Cape Town. She has been working for Red Bull (@redbullza) for just over 2 years. One of her most awesome memories working for this amazing brand was when she went to Plett Rage last year. The reason it was so amazing was because when she finished school, she didn’t get the opportunity to go to her own Matric Rage, so going with Red Bull for one of their annual conferences at that time of the year was amazing. She told me that she got the job at Red Bull by knowing the right people. She is also studying Industrial Psychology and English at UWC. I asked her to tell me what one of the funniest moments she has had over the last couple of weeks and she said it had to be last week when her car over heated the same day she had a test. Despite passing the test, she was still pretty annoyed by the entire situation. Besides being in accidents, one of Shinead’s favourite hobbies is dancing, which is her number one passion. She loves ballet, contemporary and any kind of dancing. If you wanna follow her on Instagram, you can do so by going to @shinead_0702! Great to meet you yesterday Shinead :)
Today I met Emma Stewart and she is from the capital of the North West, which is a small little town on the border between South Africa and Botswana, which is actually where the lead actor of Totsie came from, but other than that she says, its pretty much a place she was glad to leave as there isn’t much else going on. She has been in Cape Town for just over 4 years now and she came here to study her BAC in Property at UCT and has her eyes set on building property in Nettleton Road one day (Guys quick, this one’s a keeper). In the mean time, she works for Red Bull (@redbullza) as one of their reps and loves it! She has been working with them for nearly a year now and one of the most awesome events she has had the privilege of working at was the Red Bull King of the Air earlier this year! Watching those guys lift themselves to record breaking heights was a sight she will never forget. I asked her what one of the coolest things about Cape Town is to her is that she said it has to be that the Mountain, the Ocean and the forests all in one city because she loves going on outdoor adventures and there are plenty of those to be had here. If you wanna check her out, she is also on Instagram via @emmalucille101. Great to meet you Emma, it was not only a pleasure helping you out carrying the case of Red Bulls into Cafe Caprice, it was rad meeting and chatting with you!
"Flocking above the city" | Here is one of the shots I took yesterday evening from the roof of the office. There were so many of them and when they all came in for landing on a bunch of trees at the 6 or 7 stories down, all as one, it was epic!
Today I got to chat with Bobby, who you’ll recognize, or know, if you’ve been to Lefty’s in Harrington Street because he is a waiter there. This awesome guy doesn’t just look like a real life Shaggy from Scooby Doo, he’s awesome with animals in real life too and has a passion for working with wildlife. When he left his hometown, a small surfing town outside Durbs called Umkomaas, he went to work as a safari guide at Hluhluwe Game Reserve, but he went a little crazy of living only the bush life and wanted to live in the city, so a year ago he moved to Cape Town and when he’s not working at Lefty’s, he’s jamming the Bass Guitar or the Banjo. He used to play with the East Coast Ghosts and is actually heading off to India soon to go jam on that side and learn more about playing the Banjo. One thing he is really looking forward to while over there is that while he is in Dar Jeeling, he’ll be working with Snow Leopards!
#DailySunset - Day 836 | “When will be my next surprise?” | I took this from the roof of the office this evening in Town. I’ll be uploading a couple more of these to my Facebook page tomorrow. The link is in my profile.
Today I met this interesting guy, who goes by the name of Robert Thompson. He moved to Cape Town from the Eastern Cape, back when his dad walked out on him. He stayed with his uncle till he couldn’t anymore because his uncle passed away and he was left on the streets. He hasn’t always been on the streets though because he spent a decent amount of time in Prison for a a crime he described to me, yet it wasn’t for repeating and I’ll leave it at that… I asked him how he keeps happy on the street and he said he isn’t really ever happy, but helping people with their trolleys at Fruit and Veg does make him smile.