I was in South Africa for a week in March, shooting a photo essay, ‘Plakkerskamp’, a project to document the lives of white people living in the numerous squatter camps in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria since the end of Apartheid, 24 years ago. I have a lot of images to sort and various articles to write, so I thought I’d publish a few photographs now to ‘get the ball rolling’. South Africa was such an astonishing place; it felt familiar, somehow? But the country was also a complete culture shock… however, I shall write more about my experience over the next few weeks.
I’d like to thank, from the outset, my fixer, BJ Odendaal – without this man, I honestly could not have made the images that I did. BJ started as a fixer, driver, interpreter, researcher (all of which he excels at) and became a great friend.
All images here were made using Pentax 67 medium format. I shot on 6x7cm and 35mm film, most of which is Kodak Portra 160.
***None of my photographs may be used, in any shape, way or form, without my specific written permission. I always invoice for images used***