Five of my photographs are currently on display at Wild Thyme in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa. The images (90 x 60 cm and framed) provide a good insight in the different processing techniques I use; from just ‘in camera settings’ (first picture) to the more graphical look (B&W-reduction) of the African Horsemen. The once-off prints are all for sale and there won’t be any reprints. Wild Thyme is located at Sarel Cilliers Street (main road) and is open from Wednesday to Saturday between 10 AM and 2 PM and on Friday night. The food is lovely.
South Africans (especially the ‘privileged’ part of the society) are used to complain about staff and contractors (builders, plumbers, etc.) who don’t do their work properly. We had our share of it and brings back in memory the hot water flush of the toilet, shower cabin installed upside down, etc., etc. It’s easy to complain and you can’t blame people who never got the opportunity for ‘privileged’ education because of lack of funds and who are even in the present ‘New South Africa’ continuously humiliated by the ‘better off’. But there are wonderful exceptions. We just experienced one.
Before our move to Napier a friend of us told us about a Denzel Siegelaar from Bredasdorp, a woodworker and a handyman. After trying to contact the local ‘master builder’ who never responded to his voicemail and another local builder who promised to quote for a few jobs but never came back…
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