Since it's December now and summer is here I thought it would be a good time to put out these images I shot during the cold, rainy, windy winter here in cape Town.
I love shooting when it's misty outside, the mist can really emphasize your subject and eliminate a busy and unwanted background. I like the minimal feel you get shooting in the mist.
These images top and bottom are just some random portraits shot of Andrew playing on the mountain, exploring the the cold, misty landscape.
Above is a couple of images shot in my apartment in Vredehoek and below is the iconic Lions Head, part of Table Mountain National Park. I have been up that road so many times, but it's still a magical place with an amazing view of the city and the mountain.
Ending this little series with a warm, steamy bathroom shot. Probably the best way to end a day outside in a cold and stormy Cape Town.
Camera Used / Olympus-S 35mm
Film Used / Deadpan 100 ISO
On the 19th of March this year we lost my grandmother. Born on November 6, 1936, she lived an amazing life and I felt I had to document her last days spent on earth. I chose to shoot the series on a grainy black and white film to bring out the mood we felt in hospital. It's never easy saying goodbye.
We had quite a close bond and shared a mutual love for nature, animals and travel. She never had the opportunity to travel, but from a very young age showed me pictures in books and showed me documentaries on nature and wildlife. She is one of the reasons I want to travel and explore the world, spend time outdoors. She showed me what is important and that we should respect nature and all the living creatures on our planet. I owe my love of nature to my grandmother.
This series of images was shot the last time I had the pleasure of being in the company of this amazing human being. The kindest and most caring person I could have asked for sharing my life with.
The whole family came together, we knew it wasn't going to be long so we all said our goodbye's, trying to stay positive that things might still change and that we would have another couple of weeks maybe months, but that unfortunately wasn't the case. It wasn't the easiest series of images to take, but I felt I had to document the last days of such and amazing person.
She left a hole in all of our hearts that can never be filled.
We will miss you dearly...
Camera Used / Canon EOS3 35mm
Film Used / Ilford Delta 3200 ISO