From yesterday to 10 October:
‘African Feet’ (‘metapho(or)to’) from 9 August to 10 October at exhibition ‘Contemporary Art Africa’ in Ilienworth (Cuxhaven) Germany. Pictured by Herman van Bon and first exhibited during UNESCO-exhibition ‘The Unvisible – Visible’ in Oslo in 2017. Since then travelling the world. At the exhibition prints on paper (120x80cm) available for EURO 300.00 each.
‘Once upon a time in Cape Town’
From the archives. Once off print (120×80 cm) sold to a collector from Germany.
Now I also have a Fraai Uitzicht Syrah
No I’m not going to taste it; just let it mature for a few years. Well that’s what I do with quality wines. Recently I wrote a review about Le Neuf Papesch of this South African wine cellar and I had critics from …. the wine critics who make a living out of drinking/tasting wine and write about it. There are quite a few of them I found out. I received 13 emails (what a number!); two of them asking if I could please withdraw my review from the internet. Others found it of bad taste to inform readers about a simple method of distinguishing qualities; as it’s a secret amongst that particular profession. One (from South Africa) found the review ‘intriguing’ and from the UK I got the remark I was “too honest” …. The French ‘Vigneron’ (wine-maker’) with over 300,000 followers (re-)tweeted the link several times and French tweeting about South African wines ….. that’s quite something; I feel obliged.
In the meantime I acquired a second bottle for my collection from Fraai Uitzicht. This time a Syrah. Now I also want to have their Merlot, Viognier and Grenache…
The wines are not cheap and one cannot expect that real quality is cheap. These are wines for special occasions including a dinner or lunch at the restaurant of Fraai Uitzicht that has so many awards that the owners lost count. The wines (if in stock) are also online available. For Europeans: The wines are distributed from Germany.
Lisa I know you adore me (well my photography or at least a few of the pics.. 😉 ) but now you challenge me to publish during 5 consecutive days a B&W picture. You got me there and I take it for the sheer fun of it. Not all of my submissions will be B&W (I started yesterday with a sepia one of an Aloe suprafoliata). And with this I challenge Lennart Schreiber from Germany and he shoots people in the streets (amongst other things 😉 ) Today a B&W of a 200 yrs old wall I shot a few years ago and which won one of those photo contests in South Africa.
The fabulous runaway cat
Friends of us somewhere out there have a cat. His name is Yoghiswa but Yoghi is also OK. He comes all the way from Germany and one day, a few weeks after the arrival of our friends Yoghi decided to walk back to the airport to catch the plane back. After 14 days he was at the other side of the village and Olga, everybody’s vet, knowing about Yoghi took him in her house and that’s how Yoghi ended up in front of my camera. This cat has incredible blue eyes (2nd picture) but I prefer the black & white image.