La Motte
September 2015 La Motte – Pierneef à La Motte restaurant Franschhoek, photographed by Charles Russell (commercial photographer, Stellenbosch). Capturing freshly built architectural spaces presents a challenging reality, as commercial spaces often require immediate access to marketing material in order to get the wheel rolling and generate public intrest. A newly developed location takes time to settle into its surroundings; developing a seamless integration of architecture and landscape. The interior design elements are finely tuned and finally adopt a mature identity. Once maturity is achieved, the space needs to be captured from afresh. Pierneef à La Motte has settled and developed a mature identity.  
27 Sep 2015 in Latest shoots, by
David Walters
October 2014 (Photographed by Charles Russell – Commercial advertising photographer – Stellenbosch) I recently photographed master potter David Walters in his Franschhoek studio. Mesmerisingly beautiful craft and extremely skilled potter. A great honour!   More info below: La Motte is joining the galleries and studios in the Franschhoek Valley for the fourth annual Art in Clay Festival, taking place from 25 October to 30 November this year. La Motte will present an exhibition of contemporary ceramic tableware, aptly titled The Setting, celebrating its dedicated focus on wine and food as well as its passion for the conservation of heritage. The exhibition on La Motte found its inspiration in the Iziko Museum’s exhibition of ceramic place settings in the famous Banqueting Hall of the Castle of Good Hope. The Setting – contemporary ceramic tableware is a display of 30 settings of functional tableware created by 30 acknowledged ceramic artists and studios. Installed in the atmospheric barrel maturation cellar on the estate, the exhibition with its creative variety will give visitors an insightful view into the various clay styles, methods, techniques, preferences and evolving design currently happening within contemporary ceramics in South Africa. Well-known ceramicists such as David and Sarah Walters, Anthony Shapiro and Ella-Lou O’Meara whose bespoke creations are […]
20 Oct 2014 in Latest shoots, by
Michelle Theron
May 2014 With Autumn well on its way the new Pierneef a La Motte Autumn menu was to be captured along with its creator. The newly appointed chef de cuisine Michelle Theron. We needed to capture her personality but still reflect the understated elegance of La Motte as a brand. Congratulations to Michelle.   More info and links: Press release: Michelle Theron La Motte Facebook Pierneef a La Motte Facebook  
02 May 2014 in Latest shoots, by