I’ve spent a lot of my life looking at the world through lenses of one type or another - initially as an actor and later as a novelist.
In my early travelling days I didn’t take a camera with me, believing that it would detract from being in the moment,
of experiencing a place. It was only later in life that I’ve realised that peering through the viewfinder of a camera can
also be one of the few really immersive ‘in-the-zone’ moments. Less thinking, more being.
For the half decade pre-Covid I’d been mostly working as a mountain guide in Cape Town and the Cederberg range. While strolling along the coast and near inland waterways I became attracted to reflections and the unusual compositions they present. I think it is because I am not technically adept with a camera to take really good orthodox pictures, I have come to rely on the right mix of natural forces - wind, light, water, landscape, and hopefully sometimes living beings wandering into frame - to allow me to capture our world from unusual angles.