Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Signal Hill Cape Town

Photo by Mikhail

Cape Town has been on my travel bucket list since a very long time and why not? Cape Town has it all : beaches, mountains, harbours and a laid back yet vibrant city life. The city is spread out from the foot of the magnificent ‘Table Mountain’ to the beautiful pristine beaches. A city you will be talking about for months to everyone you meet as you take back so much visual beauty in your memory. This was Surf's and my first time in Cape Town and we just couldn't get enough. 

Meeting Mikhail was truly one of the great things that happened on my visit to Afrika Burn 2017. Not only is he an amazing photographer, but also a most gracious host. Keeping to his words, he showed us around Cape Town and all its sights & splendours. Continuing our shoot from Bo-Kapp we drove up to Signal Hill.
Signal Hill is a flat-topped hill on the western peninsula, located in Cape Town, 350 meters above sea-level. This plateau is home to a panoramic view of the city, the Table mountain, The Lions Head and the Atlantic Ocean all together. It left me breathless and at loss for words. It was a very windy day though on Signal Hill and since i’m more familiar with warm tropical climate, this was a very different weather to shoot in. The wind was biting cold and i didn’t know if i will be able to strike any poses without my teeth chattering. But the outfit did it. The drama that i was trying to create with this fabulous view as a backdrop got nailed with this designer wear from Cape Town. 

'Khosi Nkosi’ is a multi-award winner design house from South Africa, retailing in Y.D.E.
Inspired from the colors of the South African culture, bold and fun, all at once, this asymmetric top combines color and geometry, making it almost Art-Deco in aesthetic. It just went so perfectly with the vibe i was looking for for this photo shoot. Vibrant and beautifully rich in culture.

While Mikhail shot some stills, Surf captured some behind the scene videos which i will be sharing soon on my YouTube channel.

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Photo by Mikhail

Photo by Mikhail

Photo by Mikhail






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Photography :

Mikhail Adam Motala



Mikhail Adam Motala is a photographer, film maker, published photo journalist and aspiring travel writer from Cape Town, South Africa.

A keen interest in live music, sport, travel and fashion photography.
Having freelanced for various event websites, publications and production companies locally in South Africa and abroad over the past 7 years.

A passion for capturing life in motion, irrespective the style of photography, striving to capture timeless movements behind the lens one shot at a time.
Growing up in one of the most scenic cities in the world Cape Town South Africa, making this photographer fall in love with landscapes, vibrant colours and contrasts of his surroundings.
Striving to bring this across in his images, hoping to leave a lasting impression in the mind of the viewer.



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