About 10-12 years ago I wandered into the VA Waterfront grain silos with my film camera to see what was going on. At the time the grain silos were coming to an end, but, the trains were still pulling in and being loaded with flour, and the staff were going about their work. Little did I know that one day these Silos would become the contempory art museum - The ZEITZ MOCAA
In a world in which we live where the media is constantly spewing out all that is mostly negative, it’s very easy that the many that are doing so good can slip in-between the cracks. I was recently booked by the Winnie Mabaso Foundation to photograph some of what they do. A Foundation that is doing so much good it makes one question one’s own purpose The Orphanage now houses 26 children from the age of 2 upwards. They have a feeding scheme every Friday night in the neighbouring squatter camp. They raise funds for new shacks, permaculture gardens and chickens to help make the community of the camp more self-sustainable. They also arrange a homework club, granny club, mobile library and vocational training for the community. Here is the reportage taken over 2 short sessions at dusk
The annual shutdown of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company includes the maintenace, chaninging of cables,upgrades, re-branding and (safety) training. Heavy machinary, cables, and very qualified technicians go about their tasks of ensuring that everything is done in such a way that the many tourists can experience an enjoyable and safe outing . Here are some pics documenting what goes on during the shutdown.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company shutdown for its annual maintenance. Swiss Engineers and local technicians endured the Cape\'s winter weather ensuring that the main cables were replaced in time for the scheduled opening. Taken apart piece by piece; the cabins, cables and all machinery, were inspected, checked, and replaced if needed. A new viewing deck was constructed and roadworks completed, making for a more enjoyable experience. Sawubona, SAA\'s in-flight magazine published the story. To view the full story visit http://bit.ly/1gYRzgD
While traveling in Laos I visited a coffee plantation on the Bolaven Plateau. While home-staying with a local family I got experience family life with the locals while learning all about the local coffee which included; growing, harvesting, roasting, and drinking the brew black. Fresh Cup magazine, a USA based trade magazine bought the story.
Every 6 years all of the cables used to run the Table Mounatin cableway system are changed. Under supervision of the Swiss engineers who manufactured the cableway system, the Table mountain Cableway Company staff changed and maintained the whole cableway operation. I was commissioned to document it
A recycling company has taken the initiative to employ the homeless on a part time basis to help them collect recyclable garbage. This initiative has been so successful that some of the homeless employees have now been able to move off the streets and live a life what we know as normal. Vuvuzela magazine bought the story.