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Photo Writing is the web version of the Photo Writing mini-magazine produced by Limephoto and Emil von Maltitz since 2010. As of 2015 it is now completely online. Feel free to browse through the articles and please leave comments in the comments section if you would like to engage with us.

Friday, December 7, 2007

doings in the night

Far less nefarious than it looks. What's the best guess as to what's going on? I was intrigued by the dancing shadows as a group of chefs toiled over a line of half barrel braais. The imagination can fill in interesting blanks and it becomes something out of a Hammer & Max. Possibly the red crates add to the imaginary gore... or else I've simply not been getting enough sleep lately.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Paje Beach

At low tide on Zanzibar Island the waves go out some 1 km from the high tide mark, leaving everything stranded until high tide comes along again. There's an incredible expanse of glittering white sand that stretches from the hightide mark, on which the houses resorts start, and the coral shoal that marks the start of a massive reef that rings the island.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Brass Points

Brass bolts protrude from the doors lining the narrow alleyways in Zanzibar's enticing Stone Town. The story has it that the idea migrated from India where the local populace used them to ward off elephants that would topple doors with their immense weight. The Omani people who ruled over Zanzibar for centuries took this idea and turned it into an ornamentation for their already elaborately carved doors... Rather than ward creatures off, they draw tourists like flies, attracted to the magnificent workmanship wrought in the brass and surrounding etchings...

Friday, October 19, 2007


A bit of photoshop tinkering and I blew the colours out somewhat...yet a photolibrary liked it enough to take it as an RF... odd maybe

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Moon Rising

Some images work, some don't. Although this image is more a dud than a success, I was intrigued by the possibilities. The wind whipped along the powdery sand of Zanzibar's Paje beach, vibrating the legs of the tripod. Hunkering down over the camera I tried to keep the whole setup still. It didn't work as you can see, but something clicked...I think

Papyrus Abstract