In honour of Rocktober, we talk Rock & Roll with three guys who rock in more ways than one. They need no introduction: colour conceptualist Andre Badenhorst, aKING and Fokofpolisiekar drummer (and low-key photographer) Jaco S. Venter, and Liam Lynch who finds and captures energy on and off stage. We find out what they miss the most about pre-Covid days.
What does rock mean to you?
Jaco: Either a wide range of guitar music or a devil-may-care attitude, both of which I approve of.
Andre: Rock is a lifestyle, it’s as easy as that!
What do you do on your day off?
Liam: I’m not sure how to answer this. Photography is not just a job to me, so even on my off days I can be seen searching for an image and different ways to frame a scene. On my Instagram, I use this phrase that sums up perfectly. “I am a photographer; it’s that simple. I am an artist; it’s that complicated.”
Do you have any hobbies?
Jaco: Mostly drinking, but I’m quite keen to get back into playing chess. I was part of the chess first team in high school – a lifetime ago.
Andre: Skateboarding and I love playing tennis, but I don’t think a lot of people know that. Hahaha!