Sonskynfees 2015: Steve Hofmeyr

Steve Hofmeyr (born 29 August 1964) is a South African singer, songwriter and actor. He is an activist for Afrikaner rights in South Africa, and has been involved in several controversies throughout his professional career.

Hofmeyr married actress Natasha Sutherland, whom he had met on the set of Egoli: Place of Gold in 1998, they had two sons, Sebastian, born 13 December 2001 and Benjamin, born later. Hofmeyr also has three other children by other women. The couple was divorced after reports of numerous affairs dominated Hofmeyr’s time in the spotlight in 2008. Hofmeyr married Janine van der Vyver on 26 January 2014. In 2008, Janine van der Vyver, a fitness instructor, revealed they had been seeing each other for 10 years.

Hofmeyr’s grandfather was Steve Hofmeyr Sr., a leader in the Ossewabrandwag.

In January 2007, there were reports that one branch of the News Cafe restaurant chain would not play Hofmeyr’s song Pampoen (“Pumpkin”). The managing director of the company that owns the franchise denies that this is company policy and points out that many Afrikaans acts, such as Karen Zoid and Arno Carstens have performed at News Cafe.

In 2011, he made public that he supports the organisation “Expedition for Afrikaner Self-Determination” (Onafhanklike Afrikaner Selfbeskikkingsekspedisie, OASE). OASE describes itself as an advocacy group for Afrikaner self-determination in compliance with the international law and the guidelines of the international community. He is an avid pro-Afrikaner but mentioned that he maintains a moderate political stance in an OASE public relations video.

Hofmeyr was heavily criticised after performing the former South African national anthem, Die Stem, at a cultural festival known as Innibos in Nelspruit in July 2014.He went on to perform the anthem on international tours, and encouraged South Africans to continue singing it, stating that it did not contain any form of hate speech.

In October 2014, Hofmeyr wrote and published a tweet stating that he believed that black South Africans were the “architects of apartheid” on his public Twitter account. This prompted a significant public backlash. One of Hofmeyr’s critics was puppeteer Conrad Koch and his puppet Chester Missing, who launched a campaign calling on companies to stop sponsoring Hofmeyr. On 27 November 2014, Hofmeyr failed to acquire a final protection order against Koch and his puppet in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.

Hofmeyr has given statements indicative of an apartheid denialist which has led various journalists and public figures to label him a “disgrace to South Africa”

Information of Steve Hofmeyr as quoted from Wikipedia

Here are some of the photo’s I’ve taken at the 2015 Sonskynfees.

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Birding at Blaauwberg

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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Franklin’s Gull
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It has been a while since I did any birding photography. At one stage in my career that was all I focused on and one way or the other I just stopped. Why I have no idea but this I can say I have missed it a lot. I think it is time to start doing it again. I totally forgot how to do bird in flight photo’s and jeez did I have a lot of out of focus ones….

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Coreen

 

Table Mountain

About a week ago I went to visit a dear friend in Table View. I grabbed my camera bag just in case… So glad I did.

I decided to go to Blaauwberg to check out a new spot for some future photo shoots. Got some beautiful photo’s of our beloved Table Mountain from different angles. TM_7409 TM_7412 TM_7413 TM_7416 TM_7417 TM_7420 TM_7421 TM_7423 TM_7424 TM_7425 TM_7427

I also spend some time there photographing the waves breaking against the rocks with Table Mountain in the background.TM_7428 TM_7430 TM_7431 TM_7432 TM_7442 TM_7444 TM_7445 TM_7446 TM_7447 TM_7450

Lian in action on the cricket field

Warming up

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Tossing of the coin

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Batting

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Bowling

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Fielding….

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I started out using Manual mode and Auto Focus and ended up with Manual Mode and Manually focusing…. Much better….

Conrad’s Four Month shoot featuring on Website

I am a bit behind with Master Conrad’s shoots. Conrad was Four Months in May. Look he even shows us how old he is…

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For more on Conrad’s 4 Month shoot please visit  Conrad’s First Year on my Website

 

 

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Wihan’s 2 Week shoot featuring on Website

I had the pleasure to capture little Wihan at 2 weeks. He was born on 34 weeks.  This little boy was wide awake in the beginning of the shoot but we got him to settle down in the end.

I had to laugh even though he was born early this little boy had very strong legs and boy oh boy he wanted them stretched out not tucked in. Later I just let him be. My motto is baby must be comfortable.

For more on his shoot please visit my website under Newborn to 12 Months.WS_1694

 

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Conrad’s Three Month shoot featuring on Website

Conrad’s 3 month shoot was great. I dressed him like a little bee. He looked to cute. He started smiling when you talk to him. Love this little man to bits.

For more on Conrad’s 3 Month shoot please visit  Conrad’s First Year on my Website

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Aran’s mini shoot featuring on Website

When I started my business my brother and sister in law was expecting little Aran. When he was born in August 2010 he became the face of Coreen Kuhn Photography. Now just look how he has grown.

The best of all it looks like all that photo shoots with him rubbed off…

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For more photo’s of his mini shoot please visit my website.

 

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Louis-Thomas 7 Month shoot featuring on Website

With Louis-Thomas’s mommy working now and with all the bugs that goes around we had to combine his 7 and 8 month shoot. LOL how do you do that well he comes for his 7 month shoot 2 days before his 8 month shoot…

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For more photo’s from Louis-Thomas’s  7 going on 8 Month shoot please visit  Louis-Thomas my first year on my Website

 

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Chase’s 4 week shoot featuring on Website

I had the pleasure to capture little Master Chase a while back. He was so tiny he still fitted on the newborn bed Ronald made for me.

For more photo’s on little Master Chase’s  4 week shoot please visit my website.

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Louis-Thomas 6 Month shoot featuring on Website

I can hardly believe Louis-Thomas is 6 months old. I just love capturing this blue eyed little boy.  I must say one thing the Hickey kids is going to break some hearts when they are bigger.

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For more photo’s from Louis-Thomas’s  6 Month shoot please visit  Louis-Thomas my first year on my Website

 

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Conrad’s 10 day shoot featuring on Website

Time surely flies when one have a baby in your mids. I was so busy with other shoots that it took me a bit longer to post his blog. He was so adorable and slept through most of his shoot.

For more on Conrad’s 10 day shoot please visit  Conrad’s First Year on my Website
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Van Romburg/Metcalfe shoot featuring on Website

About a week ago I had the pleasure to capture this lovely family.

Lady Benesia (7) just love the camera had no problem getting her to pose for a photo.

Little Master Eden (5) on the other hand was a bit difficult but with my magic and my finger always on the shutter button I got some awesome shots of him. In the end he did not want  to stop posing for the camera. We really underestimate the power of a lollipop….

Little  Master Christopher  (4 weeks) was not feeling himself  but he did give us the opportunity to capture him in between tears….

For more on this beautiful Families shoot please visit Van Romburg/Metcalfe Family Shoot
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Leigh & Rupert’s engagement shoot featuring on Website

Finally it happened. We did it. We had Leigh and Rupert’s engagement shoot…..

Originally they wanted a shoot  at Blaauwberg with Table Mountain in the background. Every time we had an available time set up Gail force Winds ruined it for us. So we settled for another setting. We visited Paarl Mountain Nature reserve for their shoot. We made sure that we were there when the gates open.

I fell in love with the Nature Reserve and I am definitely going back for some more shoots….

For more on this beautiful couple’s shoot please visit Leigh and Rupert: E shoot @ Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

 
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Anke’s 3 month shoot featuring on Website

The first time I met Anke she was not herself. We then decided we will have a separate shoot for her. She was full of smiles but only had eyes for her mommy….

To view Anke’s photo shoot please visit Anke: 3 Months on my website

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Milani’s first photo’s featuring on Website

Little Milani was born on 16 January 2014 and I had the pleasure to do a onsite  newborn shoot with her. Normally I do newborn shoots in my studio were I can control the temperature and light. I prefer to capture newborns in natural light.    She was sound asleep and just now and again opened her one eye to see what all the fuss is about.

The little hat she is wearing in this photo my friend Jeanine Crochet for me…

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Please go and have a look at Milani: 9 days  on my website.

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Louis-Thomas 5 month shoot featuring on Website

Normally we take Louis-Thomas’s photo’s on or around the 15th of each month. In January we totally lost track of time and only did the shoot more than a week later.  

This little blue eyed heart breaker had a mind of his own with his shoot. When we put him in his little chair  he just wanted to get out. When we put him on his tummy then he’ll roll on his back and chew his fingers. When we put him on his back he rolled onto his tummy…. I had a good workout.

In the past our sessions was up to 90 minutes. From this one it will become less  and I’ll have to know my story to capture him.

To view Louis-Thomas’s photo shoot please visit Louis-Thomas: My first year.

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Conrad’s first photo’s featuring on Website

Isn’t little Conrad just to beautiful for words.  I am so blessed to have this opportunity to capture his first year for you. So for the next 12 months you will see allot of him and how he is growing.

During this period I am going to try and use different props for each shoot.  The little crochet hat’s I used in the Newborn shoot was made by my dear friend Jeanine. 

Please go and have a look at Conrad: My first year  on my website. 

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Louis-Thomas: 3 Months featuring on Website

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I have just uploaded some photo’s of Little Louis-Thomas’s 3 month shoot… This little man is growing very fast and I am looking forward to seeing him next month again.

To view his photo’s please go have a look at Louis-Thomas: My first year.

My Photo someones Quote: Day 221

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau
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