Gerard Smith

Being a twin is a hard life, especially when Russel Smith is your brother but Gerard Smith has managed to make a name for himself despite the handicap. We chat to the ‘cleaner looking’ twin about life in apparel design and the pros and cons of being a Jack-of-all-trades. DIY: Who is Gerard Smith, what do you do and where can we find you between 8 and 5 on weekdays? Gerard: Gerard is Russel’s ‘cleaner looking’ twin brother, whom... Read More

Greg Lomas

Greg Lomas has made a habit of exploring Africa and documenting his journeys along the way. We discover how he made the transition from graphic design into photography and filmmaking.   DIY: Give us a short description of a day in the life of Greg Lomas?  Greg: Coffee will introduce the day to me, and right now my workday lacks a general rhythm since I am currently balancing a number of projects and trying to give each one attention. So potentially... Read More

Liam Magner

Liam Magner is mostly known these days as one half of Veranda Panda but he’s a jack of many artistic trades. DJ, actor, musician, director, producer and *ahem* model, the man knows how to keep busy. We chatted to him about his current projects, how he got to where he is and where he sees himself going.   DIY: When people ask the infamous, “What do you do?” question, what do you say to them? Liam: I say that I’m involved in entertainment... Read More

Jimmy Reynolds

He may originally be from Jozi, but we’re stoked that Jimmy Reynolds calls Durban home. He’s been involved in some of the coolest film projects in Durbs, from skate, surf and BMX vids for the best in the country, to music videos for the likes of Toya Delazy and Spoek Mathambo. We chatted to him about his BMX’ing roots, following up after one of the best SA music videos ever made and B-grade’s influence on his work. DIY: Hi... Read More