The Village Museum

Recently I had a photoshoot in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek in the Western Cape, South Africa. Easy going models = hassle-free work + time-saving so we had an hour to quickly pop in the ‘Dorp Museum’ (Village Museum) in Stellenbosch. It was four years since I’d been in that place but it is certainly going downwards with this town with unreadable  signage and street names (or none of them all) and staff of the tourism bureau that had never heard of the museum (the fourth one ‘knew about it’…). Still the museum is there with ‘coloured people’ (seemingly cheaper than white staff) presenting themselves as colonial housewives and honestly; they did an excellent job in keeping up appearances 😉 .

I made some shots and virtually all (the ‘spooky’ one at the end is in colour) I processed them vintage-style.

vm6SpookyRoom

Silhouette 10 (the End)

Not all will agree that this is a silhouette and that’s fine with me. I’m a purist by nature but I am also a notorious breaker of all kinds of rules and prefer to go for the unknown. Sometimes my behavior leads to a dent in my ego and that’s also fine. I only live once and life is there to be lived.

For this serie of 10 ‘Imaginary Silhouttes’ I made use of 2 beach girls (they won’t recognize themselves 🙂 ) for the first 9 and Yvonne modeled for the last one. I’m not fully satisfied about all but think that there are at least 2 or 3 that are acceptable.

Let me know what you think and I’m not afraid for another dent …

Shilhouette10