Immigrants Immigrants In a world bursting at the seams my country has become the haven for many illegal immigrants. Their story is not a story I dare to tell so I went closer to home, the legal immigrants. Paying thousands of dollars every year to lawyers to keep their status in our country legal these middle class immigrants have chosen to come here to start a new life or look for something better. Moving here with almost nothing in most cases their lives and homes are not reminders of their lives past but their lives since they have moved here, the old lives left with the trinkets and paraphernalia long forgotten in their previous places of habitation.
Rail To Nowhere The Rail to Nowhere In the early 1900's the expansion of the railway was a national imperative in Southern Africa. Railways was laid to criss-cross Southern Africa. With the expansion and improvement of the road system in the late 70's and 80's the railways job as only form of mass transport was replaced by cheaper trucking companies. This led to the mothballing of various of these lines and stations. Some stations now only get one train a week going through them and the infrastructure has started crumbling. As a private project I have started following these lines to the stations that has now been forgotten.
Stellenbosch Trail Fund I have been working with a local NGO the Stellenbosch Trail Fund since its was envisioned in 2014. Please enjoy the short video I made for them to explain their purpose and goals.
Tall Tales and Other True Stories Detritus of a Father As part of my MA in Photography I am currently doing I have been looking at the various things that I still have of my father, now deceased for more than 20 years. Some things are clearly part of his personality, some things are not. In cataloging his things and his photographs I was struck by the myths we build surrounding the father figures in our lives. My aim is therefore to not only catalogue his life but also the prankster part of his personality by adding in things that he did not necessarily own or was necessarily interested in. In a game of "Guess the Odd One Out" I present the detritus of his life. This is still a work in progress. SWEAT Locations SWEAT Portraits
SWEAT Documentary
SWEAT Together with photographer Irene Grobbelaar I have been exploring the lives of the Sex workers of Cape Town. Their stories range from sad to tragic, their lives a study of what society can do to those fallen to the wayside. Apart from letting them show us their haunts and the places they visit we also had them pose for us in formal studio portraits. This was our attempt to show them as the humans we seem to forget they are, humans removed fro their work history.