May 2015 Nederburg photographed by Charles Russell (Commercial photographer, Stellenbosch) Nederburg Le Creuset Gift Pack These recipes were photographed for the gift pack recipe cards. Styling by Vickie de Beer Four-pack featuring all varietal reds in the classically styled Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve range. Set includes two complimentary red Le Creuset ramekins and four recipe cards    
02 Jun 2015 in Latest shoots, by
Leopard’s Leap
April 2015 Leopard’s Leap photographed by Charles Russell (Commercial photographer, Stellenbosch)   Join one of Leopard’s Leap’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic Wine Tasting Ambassadors on Friday mornings for the Culinaria Food and Wine Pairing – a tasting of the six wines in the Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection, each paired with an example of an ideal food partner. All the wines in the Culinaria Collection are based on traditional French blends and are made with the specific focus of being exceptional partners to food. The Culinaria Food and Wine Pairing shows these wines with food that illustrates the skill of food and wine pairing, offering guests the ideal opportunity to enjoy well-matched combinations while getting to know the fundamentals behind making informed dinner table choices. A cooperation between Leopard’s Leap’s Chef, Pieter de Jager and Cellarmaster, Eugene van Zyl, the pairing is very  informative and while providing guests with the knowledge required for future food and wine choices, the experiences is interactive and entertaining. Food and Wine Pairings take place on Fridays at 12:00. (Please note that Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards is closed on Christian religions holidays) Please note that the Leopard’s Leap Rotisserie will be closed for a winter break from Monday, 15 June and will reopen on […]
02 Jun 2015 in Latest shoots, by
Brandy SA
March 2015 Brandy South Africa photographed by Charles Russell (Commercial photographer, Stellenbosch) Lead visuel captured for advertising promotions.   AFRICA’S PREMIER SPIRITS EVENT Share The Spirit at Fine Brandy Fusion. Join MC ProVerb and discover why South African brandy is acknowledged to be the world’s finest. Featuring Lloyd Cele live on stage and bespoke fashion demos by Naked Ape, Fine Brandy Fusion is the new face of brandy. Sharpen your mind and learn from the brandy masters at a brandy MasterClass, or discover seven trending brandy cocktails at the Urban Brandy Cocktail bar. Experience all your favourite brands and taste boutique brandies from Stellenbosch, Wellington, Montagu, De Doorns, Oudtshoorn and Upington. South African brandy is the finest on the planet. Come and Share The Spirit, proudly! 4 – 5 JUNE, SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE 17:30 – 21:30 (NO FIRST ENTRY AFTER 21:00) TICKETS R195 FROM COMPUTICKET NO PERSONS UNDER 18
02 Jun 2015 in Latest shoots, by
Graham Beck
February 2015 Graham Beck, South Africa. (Photographed by Charles Russell – Commercial advertising photographer – Stellenbosch) Stylised lifestyle orientated captures were required for marketing and public relations collateral. Each range of wine had to have its own look and feel. From rustic, organic through to sophisticated and natural.   More info: “OUR ROBERTSON ESTATE Graham Beck’s Robertson estate, Madeba, is situated in the breathtaking Breede River Valley bordering the semi-arid Little Karoo region. The farm is located on the famous Route 62, a meandering country road which takes visitors on an unforgettable tour of the region’s plentiful attractions. At our Robertson Cellar we focus on minimal intervention, allowing instead the authentic essence of the fruit and terroir to shine through in the final wine.”  
24 Feb 2015 in Latest shoots, by
Leeu Collection
January 2015 Leeu Collection Franschhoek, South Africa. (Photographed by Charles Russell – Commercial photographer, Stellenbosch) Captures of the Franschhoek valley showcasing the fynbos and mountain ranges sets the scene for this luxury portfolio.   More info: “We redefine the ultimate lifestyle experience set within the striking backdrop of Franschhoek. 5-star hotels, inspired cuisine, award winning wines, distinctive art.”  
20 Jan 2015 in Latest shoots, by
December 2014 Nederburg  (Photographed by Charles Russell – Commercial advertising photographer – Stellenbosch) Winemaster’s reserve range styled food and wine captures. Recipes and styling by Vickie de Beer.
19 Jan 2015 in Latest shoots, by
Rupert & Rothschild
November 2014 RUPERT & ROTHSCHILD (Photographed by Charles Russell – Commercial advertising photographer – Stellenbosch) South Africa, Franschhoek, July 2014; Fresh estate captures were required for the soon to be launched new R&R brochure. “Visit the Rupert & Rothschild Tasting Centre and enjoy the unique experience of tasting Rupert & Rothschild wine together a selection of imported wine and champagne from France, Argentina and New Zealand from the exclusive Rothschild portfolio. Wine Tasting and Sales: Monday to Friday : 10h00 to 16h30 Saturday : 10h00 to 16h00 Closed Religious Public Holidays” (R&R website 2014) Please visit: R&R Facebook page
22 Nov 2014 in Latest shoots, by
November 2014 Wineland Cover capture OCT issue 2014. (Photographed by Charles Russell – Commercial advertising photographer – Stellenbosch) Nederburg required an hero shot to run along the lines of their new advertising campaign. It was important to capture a serious wine moment between the Razvan Macici (Nederburg cellar master) and co wine makers. Something that could resemble the current television advertisements in terms of concept and mood.    
10 Nov 2014 in Latest shoots, by
Delaire Graff estate – Interiors
October 2014 Delaire Graff estate – Interiors (Photographed by Charles Russell – Commercial advertising photographer – Stellenbosch) A range of Interior captures for the Delaire Graff estate Stellenbosch.   More info and links:
03 Nov 2014 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