…. but still many more days to go by the (political) looks of it.
I have documented the first 101 days of lockdown in South Africa. All black and white pictures shot in and around our village (Napier, Western Cape).
The lockdown has eased a bit and we were able to open our gallery again.
You are welcome to visit and see a new series of jewellery and haiku photographs.
Click on each picture to see it in full.
Exactly one week ago I posted the first study of an imaginary of which the end result will be displayed in a gallery later this year. As I won’t post my gallery pictures on social media let me tell you that at the end there’ll be a picture with me riding the ‘Dinosaur’. Another picture will show me riding into battle on a pig but that’s another story … Anyway I made two new basic compositions of the ‘Last Dinosaur of the Sea’. Have to get into the subject first and that will take at least another 5 or 6 studies.
3 January I joined the first hike (12 km) of the Strandveld Hiking club. The hike followed a coastal stretch between Die Kelders and Gansbaai in the Western Cape, South Africa. It was a surprise hike that lead us through some public and private caves. The first post (yesterday morning) consisted of blue tinted B&W pictures (portraits) of the hikers. The second one (previous post) of some images of the scenery and this third one with underground cave scenery. All pictures of this post (except for the 3 first ones in the gallery are shot without flash and tripod.
In our town there are many eateries, coffee shops and restaurants (even the only one in South Africa with a Michelin Star!!!) that we sometimes doubt if they can all survive. Lucky for these establishments there is a steady growing influx of visitors. And yes; another one recently opened its doors: Stanford Harvest; an eatery combined with a gallery of a resident artist. We wish this newcomer all the best.
For a true Stanford Harvest we just look from our verandah to the neighbour’s landmark tree every morning. See for yourself.
People who follow this blog know that we have a fairly unusual garden with merely (rare) succulent plants from all over the world. We enjoy a year-round floral display but also a year-round dormancy. This gallery shows some plants having their Winter Sleep.
Literally translated from Dutch: ‘Every home has its cross’. The english equivalent of this expression however is ‘There is a skeleton in every cupboard’
We only have one cupboard but there are many crosses in the house. Just to show you off a few in this gallery:
What you see here is the beginning and a small part of a new imaginary in which shades and the real objects/persons flow into a surreal landscape. This time I’ve got a clear picture in mind; no ‘play’ with objects but focussed on the end result. Still have to make some pictures with my favorite model and some objects under the right (natural) light conditions. But the concept is there. Once I’ve finished this one and others using the same concept I hope to exhibit the imaginaries somewhere in an art gallery. Anyone interested?