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January 27, 2015

EXTREME ATHLETES WITH A PURPOSE
(An ErgoSport Charity Initiative // Photographed by Yours Truly)

GIVING BACK (AND UNEXPECTED RECEIVING)

Last year I had the privilege of being involved in many charity initiatives, one of which was driven by my friend, Sandy Kennedy, from Ergosport Models – based in Cape Town, South Africa. The charity was Masicorp, and we visited Ukhanyo School in Masiphumelele Township just outside Kommetjie.

Quite a few high profile athletes gave some of their time, and I casually tagged along to play the documentary photographer role.

As much as I would like to write some deep and thoughtful words about the day, I think I’ll just let the images speak for themselves (I’m a photographer, after all, not writer!).

It’s been a while since, but I’m stoked to finally get the images out there, enjoy 😉

PURPOSE

Sandy: “The purpose of the morning was to spoil the children, have Ergosport athletes tell them stories and inspire them as well as to have media personalities there to document and spread the word about Masicorp and its people. Some of those invited did end up volunteering at Masi”.

Liezel van der Westhuizen (website), having some fun with one of the kids below.

FUN AND GAMES

Like most kids, the indoor activities only lasted so long before it was time to head outside and play!

POSERS (BUT IN A GOOD WAY)

What may seem self indulgent, but in fact is actually a photographers dream, are the few kids who are always keen to strut their stuff in front of the camera, in effect becoming very willing models with little need for directing.
Below are three such individuals, who came with three very unique poses on the exact same spot, with only a soccer ball as a prop – AWESOME!

It always, without fail, strikes me how we end up learning so much about ourselves and the lives of others through the simple act of getting involved on what ever level – and thus receiving so much life experience and wisdom in return.
Read more from the day on the charity’s blog here.

FOOTNOTES: Thanks to Sandy and her crew for asking me to be part of such a great initiative!

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