Cape Town From Dawn To Dusk

Born in Slovenia, raised in Croatia and now based in Berlin, photographer Katja Kremenic works mostly in analogue to create intimate, evocative images.

“I get a special kind of feeling while traveling, especially to places I’ve never been before.”With a portfolio spanning fashion, portraiture and adventure photography, Kremenic’s recent travels took her to Cape Town, South Africa, where she documented a day in her life for us. “I often shoot analog so I don’t take many pictures,” Kremenic said in a recent interview. “But I have to admit I get a special kind of feeling while traveling, especially to places I’ve never been before. Probably because it’s all so very new I have to be extra careful with what my eyes and camera really want to document.” In the following series, she tells the story of a land she didn’t want to leave.

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“I woke up to a windy and cloudy day and took a hike to wake up properly and welcome the sun. I was lucky enough to be staying in Sea Point, just a couple of streets away from where Lion’s Head and Signal Hill are easily reachable.

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“I took a photo of baboons kissing and then they followed me around – they confused my bag of film for food.”I ran down the hill, took a shower and decided to drive down the cape to check out some locations we were about to use for a shoot in the next few days. I took the coastal route and drove down the Chapman’s Peak Drive to Noordhoek Beach, past the Misty Cliffs and all the way down to Cape of Good Hope. I took a photo of baboons kissing and then they followed me around – they confused my bag of film for food. On the way back up I stopped in Kommetje, a small town I really like, but I’m not really sure why.

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“I enjoy her free-spirited energy – she’s so easy to photograph in any occasion.”In late afternoon I met with Lilly, a friend of my mine and a model from Germany, in Llandudno beach. She was tired from a morning full of castings but still agreed to do some fittings and test shots for a swimwear brand we were working for together. I enjoy her free-spirited energy – she’s so easy to photograph in any occasion.

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We drove a up a bit to meet Lilly’s friend Miles while watching the sunset from a tiny but totally charming Bakoven Beach. A friend of Miles was celebrating his birthday with wonderful food and wine right there on the beach. I’m such a sucker for summer and sunsets! My birthday was coming up two days upon my return to snowy Europe, and all evening long I kept thinking I should change my flight.”

"All evening long I kept thinking I should change my flight."

All images © Katja Kremenic

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