David's first bike.   Vintage Colonial: South Africa in the 50’s  explores the role of media in exposing the unseen and the retelling of history.  In this series, I’ve played up the distortions that occur when translating images from one generation of media to another in order to render the societal distortions of Apartheid era mid-century South Africa. Seemingly normal middle class family life of community and privilege is haunted by the shadows of its future and the impending turmoil of social and political change.  The South Africa in these images does not exist anymore, only in memories.  The process of creating these images involves the manipulation of media in a linear progression, starting with analog Super 8 home movies transferred to DVD and displayed on a large format LCD screen. The screen is photographed using a digital camera and printed onto paper as a semi-permanent representation of a moment in time. This result of this multi-generational process is a rendering of the unseen.
       
     
 Waiting for the Bride
       
     
 Maureen in her corral sweater
       
     
 A day at the Ostrich Races
       
     
 Oom Gerret: Elder on the veldt
       
     
 Up to no good
       
     
 Portrait of Louise
       
     
 Sports Day parade
       
     
 Scouts Jamboree in white
       
     
 Poolside fun
       
     
  An afternoon of bowls
       
     
 Avoiding the camera
       
     
 Digging the pool
       
     
 David's first bike.   Vintage Colonial: South Africa in the 50’s  explores the role of media in exposing the unseen and the retelling of history.  In this series, I’ve played up the distortions that occur when translating images from one generation of media to another in order to render the societal distortions of Apartheid era mid-century South Africa. Seemingly normal middle class family life of community and privilege is haunted by the shadows of its future and the impending turmoil of social and political change.  The South Africa in these images does not exist anymore, only in memories.  The process of creating these images involves the manipulation of media in a linear progression, starting with analog Super 8 home movies transferred to DVD and displayed on a large format LCD screen. The screen is photographed using a digital camera and printed onto paper as a semi-permanent representation of a moment in time. This result of this multi-generational process is a rendering of the unseen.
       
     

David's first bike.

Vintage Colonial: South Africa in the 50’s explores the role of media in exposing the unseen and the retelling of history.

In this series, I’ve played up the distortions that occur when translating images from one generation of media to another in order to render the societal distortions of Apartheid era mid-century South Africa. Seemingly normal middle class family life of community and privilege is haunted by the shadows of its future and the impending turmoil of social and political change.

The South Africa in these images does not exist anymore, only in memories.

The process of creating these images involves the manipulation of media in a linear progression, starting with analog Super 8 home movies transferred to DVD and displayed on a large format LCD screen. The screen is photographed using a digital camera and printed onto paper as a semi-permanent representation of a moment in time. This result of this multi-generational process is a rendering of the unseen.

 Waiting for the Bride
       
     

Waiting for the Bride

 Maureen in her corral sweater
       
     

Maureen in her corral sweater

 A day at the Ostrich Races
       
     

A day at the Ostrich Races

 Oom Gerret: Elder on the veldt
       
     

Oom Gerret: Elder on the veldt

 Up to no good
       
     

Up to no good

 Portrait of Louise
       
     

Portrait of Louise

 Sports Day parade
       
     

Sports Day parade

 Scouts Jamboree in white
       
     

Scouts Jamboree in white

 Poolside fun
       
     

Poolside fun

  An afternoon of bowls
       
     

An afternoon of bowls

 Avoiding the camera
       
     

Avoiding the camera

 Digging the pool
       
     

Digging the pool