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
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
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
The Zulu memorial on the the other side of the river from the Voortrekker memorial at Blood river. I thought it to be a very sad place. Each shield represents a Zulu regiment and unfortunately not even all the names of these regiments have been preserved. People and culture forgotten. #Zulu#zulumonument#monument#memorial#bloodriver#battlefield#shields
An old image but a favourite. I grew up near here. The Blood River battle site. Where acrimony continues between the Voortrekker monument on one side of the river and the Zulu monument on the other. A river that is now a bone dry dusty gouge in the landscape. #monument#wagon#zulu#voortrekker . #lager#battlesight#landscape .
Gorgeous clouds over these rock formations. I wonder how people will recognize this location. Its on the border with South Africa. Actually ib the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho. A national park called Sethlabathebe. When I was last there access was 4X4 only. camp next to a river. No electricity, shops taps, toilets or anything else for hours and hours. Paradise on earth. #rocks#clouds#stormclouds#lesotho#landscape#landscapephotography#landscapelover