Saturday, February 21, 2009

Black and White Memories

Last night I burned five old photography books that became virtually unusable when my trailer flooded last winter, most of the pages were stuck together, and on the farm it's just so much easier to dispose of the ashes than the actual books. Sadly one of them was the David Bailey book  that my housemate Jason stole from the campus library about eight years ago. By the time I stole it from him the pages were already separated from the cover and the book itself  in many pieces. You can help me feel better by buying me another copy here. Click on the images to make them bigger.
Christopher Walken
Man Ray
Jane Birken
Penelope Tree
David Hockney
Richard Attenborough
Catherine Deneuve

Dudley Moore (bottom left)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The American

The guy who help me out on the farm over weekends live about 150m away from me, on saturday afternoon his wife came over and asked me to call the police and ambulance, her son in law got stabbed with a knife. I walked over and had a chat with the man who told me that he had an argument over a bicycle with another farm worker. Drug and alcohol related crime and violence is unfortunately rife in this part of South Africa.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dog Days

I was reminded today by someone at my agency of these photographs I took of Mia only 2 months ago, but it feels much longer. So many things happened since then. The black puppy that my land lady looked after found a good home and I don't live in that cottage in Sea Point next to the swimming pool anymore...