8 Dec 2014

WEEKEND AWAY IN BETTY'S BAY




PUBLIC ART IN CAPE TOWN


In light of the recent debate about public art in Cape Town, I really enjoyed reading Roger Young's article about the Tokolos.

“Those who would call it vandalism are stuck in a strange idealistic bubble that is blind to the hierarchies of public space. We have billboards and advertisements that invade out public space. We are forced to look at Johnnie Walker ads even though we as the public never gave them permission to put that shit up … In a system in which we, as the people, have no right to creatively participate in public space, it cannot be seen as vandalism to reoccupy that space. This is what art should do – break down barriers. Money should not dictate the right to mould our city.”

28 Nov 2014

HEY THERE, COWBOY!

So, my sister's friend Talana asked me to photograph her company's end of year function. The theme was Wild West and it was the cutest event that even featured a mechanical bull. I love Talana's style and touch for decor.









21 Nov 2014

A CITY AT DUSK




“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.”

Jack Kerouac

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.”  

John Steinbeck

“I see there is a good deal of grandiloquence in my book — my friends and foes have told me. I think it must be true, for there is a good deal of grandiloquence in me — and in nature also: I saw a sunset last evening that was a gross imposition upon modesty.” 

Max Ehrman

11 Nov 2014

FOR MY BROTHER

This post is especially for my brother because he deleted his Facebook account. But I really want him to see my Cape Town photos, which I got developed today.

He gave me the best advice and said, "Get all the cheesy shots out of your system".

I used my gorgeous little Olympus Trip 35 and Kodak Gold 400 ISO film.




















1 Nov 2014

WYNBERG COMMON GROUND CHURCH

Wynberg's Common Ground church held a Ladies' event last weekend. I went and took some photos, while my sister decorated the hall. Here are some of my favourite shots.









24 Sep 2014

COUNT DOWN


I made this for a friend of mine last year. She had just moved into her own apartment at the age of thirty, after moving around quite a lot. I stole the saying from a song...I don't remember which. Sometimes you meet someone and you know their heart is set in stone in a very specific place, and your home won't ever be theirs. 

16 Sep 2014

LIFE ONLINE



Since moving back to Cape Town, I really miss having a good selection of furniture on offer. Living in Germany made me take weekend trips to IKEA for granted. As long as slow-walking couples, dreaming of imagined futures, and toddlers with tantrums could be avoided, life was good. I now also miss my weekend trips to flea markets or buying cheap second-hand furniture online.

Goodness me. Lifestyle products are expensive in Cape Town. I long for the sleek, clean lines of a Swedish-inspired design and I promise I won't laugh that it's mass-produced and a mere facsimile, at a shop whose brand pushes a fictitious Swedish lifestyle. 

Most of all - I miss online shopping. It's best summarised by a conversation with my brother: