Shot on iPhone by photographer Russell Smith

This collage of Karoo colour, culture and cuisine (is it okay to call a vleisfees cuisine…?) was put together by photographer Russell Smith, whose work is picturesque beyond. What we just love about this: it was all snapped on his iPhone.

Russell went up to Hantam last August for the vleisfees and then returned last month to capture the story behind the vleisfees and Karoo lamb. He brought home this tasty collage. See more of the story on Russell’s blog, here – and have a look inside his beautiful, voluminous Cape Town studio.

Now see our Karoo trip! In our Winter Issue 84., the ELLE DECORATION team hot-footed it to the Karoo and got all wrapped up in the joys of SA country style.