Our built environment is a form of archive; concurrently representing our past and present. Its every element is testament to the lives of those who designed it, built it, used it, lived in it, contributed to its decay, and ultimately took part in its rejuvenation.
Currently I am working towards creating a pictorial archive of Johannesburg as it stands today. To a large extent, it is my method of consolidating my youthful memories, which have been cast in the light of personal and societal change, with the reality of what I see today.
I work from photographic reference; my reliance thereon provides perspectives beyond the way in which we traditionally view our environment. This fragmentation and consolidation of the three dimensional urban space allows me to portray a greater field of vision in my work.
Nostalgia is a strong influence in my work. I am deeply interested in the way that memory can create a direct link between intellectual, psychological and physical spaces.
Night and Day
Palace of Bargains