Love Norwood Day

This past Sunday I had a stand set up at Love Norwood Day. It was a lovely day and Norwood park was a brilliant venue.
Located on the corner of Ivy Street and Grant Avenue, Norwood park is about 10 000 square metres big and has big, shady trees. It is often filled with vagrants and so hardly used by the general public. What was particularly nice about the day was that the park was cleaned and utilised – there were a dozen stalls selling market-wares, half a dozen food trucks and tents making delicious goods and a stage and picnic area where musicians entertained the crowds all day.
Right in the middle of the park is a brick path. That is where myself and about 5 other local artists and creatives set up our tables. Next to me was my neighbour, Graeme, who makes african-themed children music. He was selling CDs. You can see his website here. I highly recommend their stuff, not just because I like him and his musical partner Erika, but because their music is a refreshing alternative to the usual Barney-And-Co-Gouge-Your-Eyes-Out-If-I-Hear-It-Again children’s music fare.
I had 16 prints on show. Mandela Man was the only sale but it was great to show my work and interact with people and get a feel for what they liked. I always enjoy this part of showing my work – I really love to chat about it with people. If they decide to buy then that’s just an added bonus.
So thanks to NORA who organised it. I really enjoyed the day, had a great view of the bands and was thankful to get my art out of the studio and show it to the public.

Here’s hoping that this becomes a monthly event and not just once a year. I don’t think I’ll have a permanent presence, just not my bag really. I prefer sales through galleries and decor stores. The park needs to be utilised more and the local residents came out in force to enjoy the park and had a great time.
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Urban Rebirth

A refresh, a face-lift, a change for the better.
This is the garage across the road from where I live. It is undergoing some change. I wonder if it will be radical or subtle, garish or beautiful Can a gas station be beautiful?

I love the green and orange. You see these colours in nature, in plants and flowers; on fish in ponds.

It is spring here in Johannesburg and all the trees are starting to bloom. Leaves and flowers after a dry winter. I feel like this rebirth of a garage is the city’s way of being one with the change of seasons.

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Recent shots on ‘Le Boeuf’ the Mamiya

Misbehaving Technology
Toby, on set, looking through some ones and zeros that were misbehaving.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
Things Go Wrong
Sometimes, loading a roll of film wrong creates magic. Sometimes is ruins an image. Which is this..?
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
A Pear
I’ve always loved still lives. Especially of fruit and veg. Combine this with the fact I shoot film and this makes me nostalgic. Or a massive relic. 
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
Guitar
Every year she sounds sweeter.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100 
Overcome with Lines
Architecture, vertigo and a day out with friends.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
Ben
I don’t know which I prefer more of in the photo: Ben Skinner, an artist’s moustache in semi-profile, or that tapestry fading into bokeh behind him.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Acros 100
Lulu
I never get tired of photographing this beautiful girl.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Orchid Study
I’m just glad these are still alive…
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Dad & Coco
My father and the adorable Coco, named after Chanel, outside the delectable Hillcrest Berry Farm in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. I had some seriously delicious scones there.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Tree and Roof
The shop at Hillcrest Berry Farm in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Dad
My father a man whom, I am glad to say, I respect immensely.
Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Pear and Oranges
Pears are delicious. Except when they are floury. I suspect this one was. So I shot it instead of eating it.

Mamiya RZ67, Fuji Provia 100
Want to order a print of any of these? Prices are:
8×10 inch unframed – R750
10×15 inch unframed – R1250
A3 unframed – R2500
A2 unframed – R3500

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The Green Pillar

This is another example of why I love film so much. The colours and contrast are just ‘there’. No need to post process them. And even if I did, the software can only get me so close and I’m always left wondering if that is actually how the film would have looked…

It’s that disconnect, at least that’s how it feels to me, that leaves me cold when I shoot digital and then try to make it look like film.

I adore the colours of film. Each film stock has it’s own look and I love being able to customise the look and feel of a shoot by choosing different film. This is Fuji’s Superia Reala 100. Superia is consumer film and not as expensive as some of the pro films but has a huge following because it looks so damn gorgeous. Punchy colours, beautiful grain, great contrast and super sharp.

I love this film and I love this shot. I turned out just like I wanted and really feels like it was on that cold, rainy day with the moist air and the wet tar.

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Like most of my images, this one is available to buy as a print. (The print comes without the watermark obviously…)

Prices are:
8×10 inch unframed – R750
10×15 inch unframed – R1250
A3 unframed – R2500
A2 unframed – R3500

Email me to order a print. Shipping can be arranged worldwide.
Framing can be done on request, just let me know in your email.