Perspective Pt.1




  1. 1.

    the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other.

    "the theory and practice of perspective"

  2. 2.

    a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.

    "most guidebook history is written from the editor's perspective"

    synonyms: outlook, view, viewpoint, point of view, standpoint, position, stand, stance, angle, slant, attitude, frame of mind, frame of reference, approach, way of looking/thinking, vantage point, interpretation

    "her perspective on everything had been changing"

As the year draws to an end I realize that I need to take a step outside of myself and look at what I've done this year in an effort to not be so f**king hard on myself. That being said; it's difficult, because I like to look at what I didn't do and belittle myself.

It's the all too familiar space we all find ourselves in. That place of self-loathing and feeling like we're failures. However if I take a few minutes and go and look at each month that has passed this year, I see that I've worked with some great people and done some cool work that I should be proud of; probably.

This will be a two or three part entry, just because there is too much work I need to show and talk about and that I never got to earlier in the year, so let's do January through April as a start and see how it goes.
I urge you to go and do the same. Take a moment and look through the work you did this year and try to find the good in it.

By the look of things I got to January and February a little over here and hereJust a quick recap though. I started off January by getting in touch with people whom I've wanted to photograph for a while, some friends, some strangers. I had the great privilege of photographing artist Margaret Nel whose retrospective is still on show at the Pretoria Art Museum and I highly recommend you go and see it.

My friend Angelica Warchal in her apartment. This was a good day. We pretty much spent the entirety of it making photos and experimenting and then went for dinner afterwards.

I can also, FINALLY reveal this project that I (as well as many others) worked on with one of South Africa's most well known performers, Nataniël. It was for his latest book, called, "Closet: The Remarkable Wardrobe of Nataniël". For a quick read on it, go here.

29 March was world piano day, because it is the 88th day of the year (due to the 88 keys of a standard piano) started by pianist Nils Frahm and to celebrate it there were 10 performances on top of Table Mountain and my friend and oft collaborator Steinway artist Charl du Plessis was the first pianist in the world to perform on top of the mountain and I was fortunate enough to be the photographer there to capture this momentous day.

And in April I photographed some promo images for the Louis Minnaar short film, Siklus, however I still cannot share them until the film is released, so you will just have to wait.

That's it for part one. Check back later this week to see what other misadventures I got up to this year.

As always, thanks for reading.