Last Thu eve I popped into T’Art – Tasteful Art in Loop St for an evening of sweet treats and photographic art. T’Art is a gorgeous little cake shop specialising in delicious, one of a kind cakes creations by the gorgeous Kim Maccallum who is not only an internationally qualified pastry chef but also comes from a graphic design background which seems to give her a bit of an edge when it comes to designing something really special. Check out some of her amazing work:
But the evening was not just about us getting to enjoy amazing cupcakes and mingling, it was also to showcase the photographic work of Jaco Herbst. Jaco hails from Pretoria but he says his photography has taken him to lots of wonderful places already. To him photography is all about telling a story and it’s important to build a trust relationship with your subject. He has no formal training – instead he relies on his natural eye for composition and his self taught use of light to create mood and shapes. He also doesn’t believe in doing retouching to his images as he wants the true beauty to shine through.
I really loved the black & white nudes he did for a calendar shoot to raise money for the CANSA association:
As well as a collection of photographs he took in Zanzibar:
And this beautiful shot taken in Buffelsbaai in the Western Cape:
I was also really drawn to a shot he took in Kolmanskop – a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia. I think it was mainly because I’ve always had a strong fascination with Kolmanskop. It was once a small yet very rich mining village, but the town was deserted in 1954 after the diamond-field had been totally exhausted. Left to the mercy of the harsh desert conditions it means that today one can walk through the old mansions knee-deep in sand. It just seems so mysterious and interesting… would love to still see it for myself.
Kim then surprised us with yet another tray of goodies. I really don’t understand how someone who works with cake all day can still have such a rockin’ body. If that was me I’d be the size of a house without a doubt.
I also got to chat to Kim’s mom, Carol, who owns Just Skin Aesthetic Clinic in Green Point. Carol’s clinic specialises in skin rejuvenation and you can see that this lady looks after herself incredibly well. She looks amazing. Definitely someone to keep on your speed dial…
Other lovelies on the scene were Elrico from Luxo blog (a hot new fashion blog to keep your eye on) and his sweetheart girlfriend, Ritza:
Thanks so much to Kim for inviting us to be part of this fun evening and also to Jaco for sharing his beautiful work with us. This definitely beat going to gym and then vegging on my couch… my usual “fabulous” Thu eve routine.