Eats, Shoots, and Trees – fields and trees of the Drakensberg, South Africa

The next few weeks you’re going to see a series of photos taken from the Drakensberg. The mountain range, which translated into English means the ‘dragon mountains’, is one of South Africa’s iconic landscapes. Home to a multitude of heritage sites the mountain ranges have a distinct face that can leave a hiker walking for days. The Drakensberg never fails to surprise the photographer, with a new photo around every corner.


It’s all about perspective. This is a vertical photo-merge of a paper plantation deep within the valley of central Drakensburg.


Hiking along the Drakensburg during Winter can be dry and golden. But the views are fantastic.

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Zombies…WHAT!!! Hey don’t I know those guys? Great publication in this month’s Guru Magazine

Please check out the latest publication of Guru Magazine! I did the photo’s for the talented science journo Anina Mumm’s (@aninja_m ) article “5 Reasons not to prepare for a Zombie Ap

Thanks to my volunteer models, Warren Driscoll, Caryn Upton and Richard Holman(left to right)

Thanks to my volunteer models Warren Driscoll, Caryn Upton and Richard Holman(left to right).

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Like what you see? Need conceptual images to work with your article? Give Jay a call and see what he comes up with!

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Jay Caboz is back in business here is his first shoot of the year – Ryan and Briggitte’s Engagement Party

So you’re thinking “wow these photo’s are really nice?”

Ryan and Brigitte thought so too. So if you’re living in Johannesburg and want to try something fun and different drop Jay an email on (or fill out this easy e-form below) and have your own memorable moments captured and printed. It’s the perfect gift to give someone for a present.

Ryan Dixon "They look amazing! Thanks so much we were very impressed." - Want yours captured contact Jay Caboz on

Ryan and Brigitte’s Engagement Party – Want yours captured contact Jay Caboz on

Congratulations to the happy couple Ryan and Brigitte on their Engagement once again.

Photographs were blogged with permission from the couple.

Making ‘hedge’ways

So the family, creeps and I went on a fun night hedge journey. Maize Mazes hosts the nighttime treasure hunt through a winding bamboo forest. It’s mainly made for kids but was actually quite a challenge finding all the clues in the allotted time. Anyhow is was a good chance to practice my low light photography and once it got dark test out the high ISO capabilities of the Canon Mk ii which are remarkably better than my old camera the Canon 500D.

In the end an overall pleasing result.

Looking beyond the picture to find issues with land – Jay Caboz Projects

Having completed my honours programme in Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand I have finally been able to return to the streets and continue doing what I love; exploring and photographing.

Since the beginning of the year I started with this idea of exploring Johannesburg’s Suburban Jungles. This was after I noticed abandoned plot of land among all these up-market, high end developed properties. I remember very clearly jumping the fence and feeling like I had been transported to another world.

Johannesburg is the largest man made forest in the world, with a greater density of foreign trees than anywhere else in the world. But living in this complicated city it is easy to forget that the environment it is one of the most important and unique characters of the city. People go about their lives and with of the passage of time spaces become forgotten. Nature comes back to reclaim the forgotten spaces and then is cut down again when humans want to move back into it. In Johannesburg one is able to see how there is a constant fight between how humans and nature interact with each other

more of the story…follow the link here to Jay Caboz Projects