Rangers for Rhinos calendar; Sharing is caring; She said that!; our columnists
When former South African supermodel turned photographer Josie Borain turned her lens on the brave rangers tasked with protecting our rhinos, the result was electrifying
MC: How did you become involved with the Rangers for Rhinos calendar project? Nicky Monro from Natural Causes (a company that turns byproducts of conservation, like carcasses and skulls, into works of art) contacted me and asked if
I would be the photographer for the calendar and I jumped at the opportunity. I love the idea of doing something for a cause. I don’t have money to give, but I do have time.
MC: What are your hopes for the project? I hope that it keeps the ball rolling on the plight of the rhino and the needs and wants of the rangers in huge problem.
MC: Can you describe the creative process? We would set up the shots with the rangers wearing towels or sarongs, and then get the rangers to drop them – someone would run to collect the towels – and we’d snap the shots.
MC: What is your next project? I run an NGO in Hout Bay called Chic Mamas Do Care that supports education and building bridges between communities through sustainable fundraising and volunteerism. I am also helping to raise funds for a wilderness school in Joburg called Lapalala. I like to keep busy. The Rangers for Rhinos calendar (R150) is available from Naturalcauses.co.za
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Mr June, Sibusiso Nzima; Mr March, James Lourens; Mr February, Chunky Phiri