Too good to be true?

John Edwin Mason has been one of the unsung heroes of the photo blog world. Personally he’s been a great source of inspiration, support and wisdom to duckrabbit.

But I really think he’s lost the plot with his new book “One Love, Ghoema Beat: Inside the Cape Town Carnival,”.

Ok so the book is wonderful  and would grace anyone shelves, but surely, surely this must be another one of those staged African news stories that keep winning awards?  I mean come on John I’m not stupid, no-one in South Africa knows how to have a good time. They’re too busy running round killing white farmers and being plunged into poverty since apartheid ended.

Or do they?

Plug in your speakers, pour yourself a Umqombothi, and feel a great big smile break out across your face.

One Love, Ghoema Beat: Inside the Cape Town Carnival from John Edwin Mason on Vimeo.

John Edwin Mason’s new book “One Love, Ghoema Beat: Inside the Cape Town Carnival,” takes readers behind the scenes of this South African city’s annual New Year’s Carnival. It’s published by Random House Struik (in South Africa) and the University of Virginia Press (in the US) and is available through all fine bookstores.

Author — duckrabbit

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Discussion (4 Comments)

  1. John Edwin Mason says:

    Finally. The big time. Embroiled in controversy on the duckrabbit blog.

    I have truly arrived.

  2. Pete Masters says:

    I recommend watching this at 7am on a Friday morning. Let the weekend begin 😉

  3. ciara says:

    love it, love it, love it

  4. Lisa Hogben says:

    God love you John!

    Bloody hell the amount of photography stuff that I wade through thats as lifeless as snot on the pavement makes me utterly revel in this gorgeous lively three cups of injected coffee piece!

    Thankyou, you have made my day!

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