I’m am so blessed to have been asked by Gill Allderman to showcase a body of work at the FotoExhibit #2 held in Cape Town at Cameraland in Long Street. The exhibition is part of the First Thursday held in Cape Town. With art and culture and exploring the city at night, it is an amazing event for all of us who form part of the life in Cape Town.
In an interview with Cameraland, I was asked about my background and inspiration that forms part of my work. You can view the interview here. Thank you to all involved in the FotoExhibit #2 for this opportunity.
About the Exhibition:
We were at the Knead Bakery in Kloof Street Cape Town in the early hours of the morning shooting for this exhibition. The staff, assistant and myself had to plan our shots and photograph them before opening time and the breakfast rush.
The process of baking is a peaceful discipline, the dusting of flour, the folding of hands, the forming of dough, the baking of bread. Day after day the bakers repeat this process, providing us the joy of breaking bread around the table.
Most of the images taken were very commercial, but as we got nearer the end of our journey on the first day, we saw a new dawn, so to speak, and the “stars” began to shine from the broken breadcrumbs on our last shot. And so, as I was documenting the beginning of baking bread, a new concept was born, “The Beginning of Time”.
We all have seen the stars of the night sky and have been amazed at their beauty. Each one placed in position by God for us to enjoy. I have merely tried by my human standards to recreate creation using the raw ingredients as my subject.