Sonskynfees 2015: Steve Hofmeyr in Black and White

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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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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Sonskynfees 2015: Nicholis Louw in Black and White

Nicholis Louw (born 30 December 1979) is a well-known South African pop and opera singer and signed to Select Music, the major South African record label. His repertoire mainly in Afrikaans includes rock, pop, country and music ballads, often incorporating strong classical elements. Louw has had a number of successful albums through releases through Select Music starting with his debut album in 2003, selling over 650,000 albums. His major hits include “Ek wil my baby hê vanaand”, “Rock daai lyfie” and “Generaal”. He tours extensively averaging above 100 gigs a year. On 12 July 2014, he married Denise Shrewsbury.

Information of Nicholis Louw as quoted from Wikipedia

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Sonskynfees 2015: Snotkop in Black and White

Francois Henning better known by his stage name Snotkop previously known as Lekgoa is a well-known Afrikaans and Sotho language singer and rapper.

He started his music career at age 15 preparing demo CDs  and in the late 1990s adopted the stage name Lekgoa singing in the South African kwaito genre of music. In this period, he was signed to Gallo record label, releasing two Basetsana in 1999 and Ngamla Yoba in 2002.

In 2005 he adopted the name Snotkop initially a 4-piece boy band, and shortly later a solo act signing with Next Music record label with the launching of his debut self-titled 2005 album Snotkop followed by So Damn Sexyin 2008 and Francois Henning Was Hier in 2009. With the release of Ek Laaik Van Jol in 2012, he became one of the top selling South African artists in Africa in Afrikaans language. Well known single and music video releases include “Song Vir My Dad”, “Dis ‘n Land”, “Hou My Stywer Vas”, “Oppas”, “Katrien”, “Parapapa” a remake of Cidinho & Doca hit “Rap das Armas” and “Ek Laaik Van Jola”. He is also featured in Kurt Darren’s hit “Stoomtrein” and in MoniQue’s hit “Ek Val Vir Jou”. Snotkop is also known of popularizing international hits in his Afrikaans language adaptations.

Snotkop is also a television personality. He presented the programme Petrolkop on MK, the mostly Afrikaans music channel in South Africa where Snotkop featured various celebrities driving racing cars in time trials against each other.

Information of Snotkop as quoted from Wikipedia

Here are some of the photo’s I’ve taken at the 2015 Sonskynfees. These are all Black and White due to the lighting. I found that the red lights does not compliment  any person. I love the photo’s and did not want to delete it so I turned them black and white…

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Birding at Blaauwberg

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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull in flight
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher in flight
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Franklin’s Gull
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Franklin’s Gull

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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