At the moment, I’m sorting through about 100 ‘final’ images, mostly portraits, whittled down from 400 photographs I made for the photo-essay ‘Plakkerskamp’. I’m itching to share more, but I can’t, at the moment. So here’s another entry from my visual notebook. I’ve also included an entry from my journal which I wrote on the evening of my first visit to the white squatters camp at Krugersdorp, situated about 20km northwest of Johannesburg.
‘Munsieville Camp, Krugersdorp – We sat outside the entrance to the camp for about 30 minutes, I told BJ, my fixer, that I was waiting for someone to call me, but I knew that whoever had called me on the drive from Pretoria wasn’t phoning back – I was stalling for time. Munsieville, even from a distance looks ominous, I was searching for an excuse not to go in. After three cigarettes, a can of Red Bull and a half-hour wait for a call that was never going to arrive, we drove into Munsieville…’
All images here were made using an Olympus MjuII and Kodak Ektar film.