This thirty-year-old photographer’s passion for his discipline – which he uses to promote his other great love, his native village of Baie du Cap in Mauritius – was what caught the eye of Cécilia Robert Bouigue, Associate Director at Anbalaba.
Jasheel Ramphul, a photographer and filmmaker from Baie du Cap
As he says himself, he started taking photos "just for the sake of it, rather than for commercial reasons" to update the Baie du Cap Facebook page. In particular, he uploaded shots of the area’s landscapes. Though he originally focused on taking still images, Jasheel has since become a videographer. He continues to feature his childhood home and the people who live there. And since Anbalaba took root in the foothills of Baie du Cap, he’s had many more opportunities to make use of his photography and filmmaking expertise.
Towards 360° and 3D film-making
Whether it’s snapshots of the southern coast’s peaceful, pristine lagoon, everyday street scenes, sports events or work on Anbalaba, Jasheel focuses on whatever is happening at Baie du Cap. Depending on the context and his clients’ requests, he uses equipment including a camera, drone and a range of computer programmes to create video. Thus was born Baie du Cap 360°, an online tool that allows visitors to visit the village virtually. You can stop as often as you like to look at specific places of interest, such as the tabagie (local corner shop), school or children’s playground by the beach for instance.
Jasheel has also developed 3D descriptive sheets for each of the Anbalaba villa categories, allowing users to visit them virtually and in great detail.
He’s now working on 3D fly-throughs for each of the Anbalaba apartment categories, to help prospective purchasers choose between the different layouts available for each home.