Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.


Looking down

Looking down

Cultural relativism: courtesy

This woman's blindness was achieved courtesy of her husband and a knobkierrie. For those ignorant of this tool, it is a club 'used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa', dixit Wikipedia. Typically they have a large knob at one end 'and can be used for throwing at animals in hunting or for clubbing an enemy's head.' For anyone concerned about the objectification of people before the camera lens, she was a willing and paid accomplice to this photograph, which was embedded in a long conversation in the gardens outside of Cape Town's National Gallery. 

A touch of colour




I met a very young woman on my beachside walk this morning, with a small puppy and four children, all delightful.  The puppy was a  Jack Russell, the children were three white, one (adopted) little black girl. The woman and her husband are missionaries from Tennessee. I was impressed by her kindness and openness and tranquility, and the children's friendliness: so many people are either hostile to, or suspicious of, a person whose camera lens cap has been removed. The dog was a darling too.


Kommetjie Beach