Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Zululand Snow

During winter months of the years between 2006 and 2008 I shot a project entitled Zululand Snow, It is essentially an emotional documentary of the vividness of childhood memory and of the sentimentality and importance the simple moments and environments. How everyday surroundings and “things” can accumulate and immense weight in our lives as we move forward. Its also a testament to how valuable and fleeting these moments are. Even though these are of an African origin the emotion captured is universal. Most of the images are shot within a small radius of my home town of Empangeni on the east coast of South Africa where I spent large segments of my childhood and adolescence. To date this one of the most personal and extensive projects I have completed, spanning roughly one hundred images and two and a half years to assemble. I have posted a few of these images, the full project and be viewed HERE.
(NOTE: “Zululand Snow” is a phenomenon which occurs in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa when sugar cane is burnt during the sugar making process which releases millions of black fibers into the air which then essentially “snow” over the region, hence the title)


The full project can be viewed HERE.
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