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    Martin Kristiansen
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This man sells sea water to upcountry people who use it medicinally. For people who have never seen the sea it can be intimidating to wade into the surf and they are not always dressed to be able to withstand a dunking. Shot on the Durban beachfront.  #waterseller #beachfront #sea #coast
This man sells sea water to upcountry people who use it medicinally. For people who have never seen the sea it can be intimidating to wade into the surf and they are not always dressed to be able to withstand a dunking. Shot on the Durban beachfront. #waterseller  #beachfront  #sea  #coast 
Found this sad little memorial squeezed between coal mine dump and a factory in Witbank. #minedump #coal #coalmine #industrial #industry #memorial #roadsidememorial
Stagnant pond on a coal dump. Weirdly beautiful. I would avoid swimming however. Located on the Ecca group part of the Karoo Super Group in South Africa. I think that’s enough said. #tailings #tailingsdam #mine #minedump #coalmine #industrialwaste #industrialwasteland #toxic #landscapephotography
Rainbow Gorge Cathedral Peak reserve Drakensberg mountains. I first hiked in this area in 1977. I have never tired of it. #forest #foreststream #naturephotography #landscape #landscapephotography
From the Temple of Heaven Beijing. I like to take photos of people taking photos. Originally posted in Black and white I decided I prefer this colour version. #china #beijing #girl #parenting #modeling
From the Temple of Heaven Beijing. I like to take photos of people taking photos. Originally posted in Black and white I decided I prefer this colour version. #china  #beijing  #girl  #parenting  #modeling 
This is a serious mountain. Shot last year in the middle of summer. Never seen so much snow in my life. The incomparable Mt Everest from the Tibetan side. #mteverest #everest #landscapephotography #landscape #mountain #tibet #himalayas
A barbershop owner I met in  Malvern Johannesburg. Trying a new way to process images. #streetphotography #streetstyle #barber #barbershop #socialdocumentary
Jake Brink hanging his solo exhibition at FotoZA gallery in Rosebank. Opening this Thursday 5 April. Ten years of dedicated work. #artphotography #artist
Jake Brink hanging his solo exhibition at FotoZA gallery in Rosebank. Opening this Thursday 5 April. Ten years of dedicated work. #artphotography  #artist 
This is not something I would normally shoot. I’m not font of abstractions but this alley in Braamfontein caught my eye and it was such an obvious image I couldn’t say no. #urbanphotography #wall #abstractart
This is not something I would normally shoot. I’m not font of abstractions but this alley in Braamfontein caught my eye and it was such an obvious image I couldn’t say no. #urbanphotography  #wall  #abstractart 
Went camping last weekend. For four days. It rained for the first two days, really rained. South Africans don’t do well in the rain. We are unused to it and we tend to hide indoors when ever the weather gets bad. That’s not an option when camping. In desperation I shot this image of the rain splashing into the farm dam. It sums up the mood of the day I think. Then the sun came out and it was glorious. #rain #lake #water #rainyweather #raindrops #gloomy
Went camping last weekend. For four days. It rained for the first two days, really rained. South Africans don’t do well in the rain. We are unused to it and we tend to hide indoors when ever the weather gets bad. That’s not an option when camping. In desperation I shot this image of the rain splashing into the farm dam. It sums up the mood of the day I think. Then the sun came out and it was glorious. #rain  #lake  #water  #rainyweather  #raindrops  #gloomy 
A cultural experience in South Africa, rugby. The first game of the season at Emirates Park, old Ellis Park. The Lions vs the The Sharks. So hot we prayed for the sun to go down. A terrific evening.  #rugby #superrugby #suoerrugby2018 #sharksrugby #lionsrugby #ellispark #rugbytime
As a working photographer I have photographed many chairs. Thousands of chairs actually and that is not an exaggeration. This chair is definitely the strangest. Made from the root bole of a large tree the only way I can think to describe it is intimidatingly ugly. It took a forklift to move it. #chair #ugly #factory #abandoned #abandonedplaces
As a working photographer I have photographed many chairs. Thousands of chairs actually and that is not an exaggeration. This chair is definitely the strangest. Made from the root bole of a large tree the only way I can think to describe it is intimidatingly ugly. It took a forklift to move it. #chair  #ugly  #factory  #abandoned  #abandonedplaces 
Shot this afternoon on my iPhone. Not the way I usually work. A derelict old brewery in Booysens. It has been shuttered for 18 years. Full of bird shit. I am going back tomorrow with the Sony to shoot it properly. #documentary #urbandecay #urbanexploration #brewery #abandonedplaces
I am looking to photograph more of these roadside memorials in South Africa. I would appreciate any information regarding location and background on these sad reminders. #roadsidememorials #memorials #roadsafety #documentaryphotography
I have always loved birds. I’m not a binoculars and book kind of guy but their busy happiness always lifts my spirits. Photographing birds is another story. It is very difficult and I lack the equipment, patience and skills to be a good bird photographer. I photographed this bird as an antidote to endless oversaturated crappy boring head in the sand sunsets I see if Joburg. This is also Joburg I’m afraid. It is what we have done to our environment for over 100 years as we ripped gold from the ground. Shot on one of the remnants of a very old mine dump. Toxic and ugly. #downtown #birds #socialdocumentary #environment #mining #goldmine #minedump
I have always loved birds. I’m not a binoculars and book kind of guy but their busy happiness always lifts my spirits. Photographing birds is another story. It is very difficult and I lack the equipment, patience and skills to be a good bird photographer. I photographed this bird as an antidote to endless oversaturated crappy boring head in the sand sunsets I see if Joburg. This is also Joburg I’m afraid. It is what we have done to our environment for over 100 years as we ripped gold from the ground. Shot on one of the remnants of a very old mine dump. Toxic and ugly. #downtown  #birds  #socialdocumentary  #environment  #mining  #goldmine  #minedump 
I decided to take a few photos of the business that is relocating to the old factory I have been photographing. The company is called Woodlam and they make chairs. Beautiful chairs. Since the factory is running until the move begins next week I thought I would photograph the people working in the factory. They were very welcoming and made my day pleasant and interesting. #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhite #industry #labour #spraypainting
I decided to take a few photos of the business that is relocating to the old factory I have been photographing. The company is called Woodlam and they make chairs. Beautiful chairs. Since the factory is running until the move begins next week I thought I would photograph the people working in the factory. They were very welcoming and made my day pleasant and interesting. #blackandwhitephoto  #blackandwhite  #industry  #labour  #spraypainting