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Today I have a story to tell…

Back when we first moved to Swellendam, we met a quirky, creative, talented designer called Bruce Geils who had also just moved to Swellendam from Cape Town. So, when we started marketing Schoone Oordt, in keeping with our ethos of supporting local, we asked him to design the web-site. We battled to find a photographer that we liked (and could afford) until Bruce suggested that he use our camera and take them himself. We’d been lent a very smart Canon by Richard’s dad because he couldn’t figure out how to work it! So, we gave it a bash.

This started Bruce’s photography journey. He borrowed our camera for a while, then Bev Missing’s from ‘Rain’, then managed with the help of HIS dad, to purchase his own. He’s been taking wedding pictures, packaging pictures, a lot of my children’s birthday pictures as well as lots of Schoone Oordt pictures, but his true passion lies in music pictures and so, my point of this story…

On Friday, we watched the launch of the new Mr.Cat & The Jackal music video, shot by our very own Bruce (a total of 8000 photos taken over 10 days in the Karoo and edited over 4 months)… We are so proud, we feel like bursting…

Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HcVgD0Bxz4…

Of course, we also need to mention Yesterfang who created and animated the puppets and Mr.Cat & The Jackal, who created an amazing song and believed in Bruce. WOW! You all rock!

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