Starstruck with LiG

We had the privilege of having a shoot with the inspirational and hilarious Sarah Theron, Tim Theron, Charlene Lackay and Nic van Wyk at the beautiful Diemersdal Wine Farm in Durbanville. Nic had the fun challenge of creating a pancake to represent each of these well-known personalities. And what personalities! “They were a lot of fun to shoot, and so natural in front of the camera, and very humble” said our talented Flat Art Studios photographer, Donna Lewis. 

When creative people from different creative genres meet, one would expect an explosion of energy and organised chaos. “But it was actually a very relaxed atmosphere. It was like a group of old friends hanging out in the kitchen, very casual,” Donna murmured. This comfortable atmosphere also meant that Donna could just take photos and try to capture all those little moments which others might miss if they weren’t intent on catching it. “Because they are actors they know what to do when placed in front of a camera, so I never really had to direct them.” Tim agrees with her. “It was so relaxed, yet professional. We all knew what to do when and what was expected of us. Donna made us all feel comfortable by joking with us between shots, it made the whole experience quite painless. And now, seeing the end-results, it is clear that she knows what she’s doing.”

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Pots and pans may break our bones, but pancakes do excite us!

According to Donna, the Art Director (in this case it was the accomplished Tenille Swanepoel) always sends a brief before hand, which guides Donna with decisions regarding lighting and composition. On the day of the shoot, at the location, they will then get together and discuss different possibilities while constantly referring back to the original brief as a guidline. “I just made sure my lights were set up out of everyone’s way, so that they could move freely. After that I just basically focused on capturing the action.”

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Tim trying what might be a sexy pose? icon smile Starstruck with LiG

And there was a lot of action. Tim tried a sexy pose on the counter, while Sarah and Charlene did exactly that which we all learned from our parents not to do: they played with their food! And maybe it was because of all the estrogen in the air, but there was even a Battle of the Bakers between the two males (Nic and Tim). They had a pancake bake-off, trying to see who can out-flip the other. “I think I won a few points when it came to grace and style, but in the end Nic’s experience helped him take the lead,” Tim confessed. Donna could only laugh. “It was as if they all had known each other since forever.”


Buy the July edition of LiG for the complete article on these fascinating and inspiring people.


Written by Marzanne Kriek

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Lady Liberty, perhaps?











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Yes, that is what whisks are for icon wink Starstruck with LiG . These two were fooling around, having a good laugh.











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Having pancake mix on your face shows that you have been baking.











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Sarah and Charlene being briefed. Intense concentration.


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The team from LiG making sure not a hair is out of place.








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“So Tim, do you think it is safe to eat that?”












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Now that is an action photo! Tim showing his skills in the bake-off with Nic.


















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“I’ll take a photo of you taking one of me!”








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This just proves it: boys will always be boys!












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Leaving the actual pancake-making to the expert, Nic.









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Each with their custom made pancake.









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Behind the scenes of the kitchen








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Donna behind the lens, doing her magic.








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All the ladies watching the men perform for the camera








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Tim: “Does this apron make me look fat?”
Donna: “Well, let’s take a look.” ;D








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Sarah being made even more pretty than she already is.








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Fit for the challenge!








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“No, Charlene, you can’t eat it yet.” icon wink Starstruck with LiG










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