Traveling with a camera is probably my favourite thing, but I cringe when I think of how many places (in Asia mainly) I sloped through like a tourist in the 90s, seeking shelter from the rain, taking pretty snapshots like an instagram idiot.  I can only wonder what I could’ve been chasing if I’d pulled my head out of my arse and the ad agencies a bit earlier…

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NEW YORK WORK SHOWN AT:

  • LONDON: @JAGUARSHOES,  SHOREDITCH. NOVEMBER 2013 / FEB 2014
  • CAPE TOWN: @EVERARD READ GALLERY, V&A WATERFRONT, APRIL 2014
  • ARTROOM 9 MUNICH – OCTOBER 2016

 

NEW YORK:

Awesome, but challenging when almost every street-corner seems to be a cliché waiting to happen. Those yellow cabs, the steam on the streets, the subway graffiti and the wise-guy lookalikes – 30 years of telly made sure we’d seen it all before. Of course there’s much more to it than that, so in late winter 2013, I had another go. After a few grey days I got some thickset drizzle, followed by sheets of sideways-snow. Within an hour, the brown slush was five inches deep, so picking my way along the slippery concrete in frozen, soggy shoes, I had to look down. And that’s where I found my new favourite Manhattan. Rippling and shape shifting in wind-blown, melt-water puddles…

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ASIA MONSOON EXHIBITION:

After New York, I started wondering what the rest of the planet looked like from under a brolly. This Asian collection was shot on a similar theme throughout the summer of 2014. There are ± 6 images each from Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Bangkok in a further exploration of the reflection theme in the New York snow-show – just on the other side of the planet. They are all single, in-camera exposures with some colour adjustment for continuity.

  • JAN ROYCE GALLERY  Cape Town  –  Dec 2015

JOBURG PREVIEW 

I crawled away from Joburg with a bloody face, torn jeans and a bruised ego. Not much has changed since I lived there 20 years ago.

  • JAN ROYCE GALLERY  Cape Town  –  Dec 2015

 

MÜNICH PREVIEW 

Sooo much rain…first time i wished it would go away for a bit. Not a good place to give up smoking.

  • JAN ROYCE GALLERY  Cape Town  –  Dec 2015
  • ARTROOM 9 – Munich October 2016

 

 CAPE TOWN 

Almost all these shots were taken on one amazing bright stormy day after 4 months of waiting. The sky really is the colour of no place I’ve seen before.

  • JAN ROYCE GALLERY  Cape Town  –  Dec 2015

 

LONDON 

Old, sad and proud.

  • @JAGUARSHOES,  SHOREDITCH. NOVEMBER 2013 / FEB 2014