FERVOUR

1: intense and passionate feeling. The Proposals – by JC Uys III Christmas Eve was the perfect night to propose, all I had to do was choose the right moment. I had multiple plans laid out throughout the evening. The first opportunity is sunset and the final, right at midnight. Come sunset, I would be waiting at …

DEVOTION

1: deep love or loyalty. I captured this loving shot, on our last visit to South Africa. It was a beautiful moment I wont soon forget.

AMBROSIA

1: the food of the gods. If I am ever asked to prepare a meal fit for the gods, this is what I would like to put forth. A truly South African dish I've been able to enjoy since a was a young boy, Bobotie. Even though I am now living thousands of kilometres away …

ADVENTURE

2: Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises. We crossed this freezing river in the dead of night, to find a picture-perfect view waiting for us on the other side.

EXEMPLORY

1: serving as a desirable model; very good. After 2 years and 4 months, I was able to spend some time with my parents when they came to visit my wife and I in Paris. We had numerous adventures and memorable moments, but this is one of my favorite.

ASTROPHILE

: one fond of star lore. There's a special little town in South Africa that my soul has been longing for, Sutherland. This photo is from one of my last visits, at night it almost feels like you are lying underneath a tree when you are staring up at the night sky.

WANDERING

1: moving from place to place without a fixed plan; roaming; rambling. A few days short of my twenty-sixth birthday, with a freshly shattered heart, I found myself in need of escape from the repetitive reminders of the end of a chapter of my life. Cornered in the overcrowded heart of Johannesburg, I reached out …

ASSIMILATION

3: the process of adopting the language and culture of a dominant social group or nation, or the state of being socially integrated into the culture of the dominant group in a society. Looking into French history can be quite daunting, but extremely fascinating at the same time. Assimilating to the French way of life …

TIME WARP

(especially in science fiction) an imaginary distortion of space in relation to time whereby people or objects of one period can be moved to another. If a tree was planted every time I wished to travel back in time, I would have my own personal Amazon forest-sized forest, you would be welcome to visit of …

REMINISCENCE

1: a story told about a past event remembered by the narrator. 2: a characteristic of one thing that is suggestive of another. The Red Pub - by JC Uys III In 2015 I was fresh out of University, working in a dinky bar on the outskirts of the Red Light District of Amsterdam, The Red …