The last six months were settling down after moving house and job over December, hopefully the last for a while! (4 moves in 5 years), and didn't leave much time for journals.
I'm still on a bent to find/ support/ encourage South African photojournalism. Well, local to where-ever you
are - but I'm here, so this is my focus. As we live in the deluge of images the internet provides - from Facebook through instagram to the (apparent) flood of 20 000 professional images a day of the Sochi Olympics, it strikes me that the most valuable work one can do is document the essence of one's local area. No-one else can really do that, except the locals. And Facebook is about moment, not essence.
Some areas may be more photogenic than others - we are living in a more middle-class suburbia now, and it is definitely less photogenic than the work-class street life that characterised Mitchell's Plain. It is also quieter! But each has its flavour, and that's the thing I would like to capture.
So, a whole new part of Cape Town opens up, and I am beginning to notice the patterns and rhythms that give it its character.
And hopefully, as I settle into my new job, I will have some time to look through my favourites, and put something together from the awesome work that is on dA. That's been on the to-do list for a while.