For 35 days I will document the lockdown in our village (Napier, Western Cape, South Africa).
All landscape pictures were made in advance. The other photographs from the comfort of home, sweet home.
All photo’s in Black & White. 1 Photo daily.
Picture: ‘Lockdown Church‘
(Wrong side guys!)
… is this church.
Shot through the windscreen. Church of Caledon in the Western Cape, South Africa. Window reflection and added textures.
A week ago there was some life in our rural village. The vane of the church had been stuck for several years (the wind always came from the Southwest 😉 ) and the church board succeeded at last in obtaining the funds to ‘loosen’ the vane. In the meantime municipal workers cleaning the street and reverend Frikkie and his wife Serina (last picture) are happy.
In addition to serving as spouts for water in ancients times, the gaping mouths of gargoyles evoked the fearsome destructiveness of these legendary beasts, reminding the laity of the need for the (Roman Catholic) church’s protection. A previous owner of this house added them to keep evil spirits out.
Original photographs in black and white. Did some reduction so that only the outlines were left. Next I added textures and elements from other pictures plus coloring in-painting and drawing. The end result is what I call ‘photo-graphics’.
Only 1 framed print (60 x 40 cm) per image available at Private Gallery in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.
(Help; the church goes under)