About the Book
I was in my mid-thirties when I took these photographs on the streets of Cape Town. As a bearded, longhaired, white guy I was treated with wary bemusement by the people I photographed. This was a time of change and uncertainty in South Africa, when most people were anxious about the future of the country, and was just prior to the momentous events of the 1976 student uprising.
I was born in 1939 in Dundee, South Africa. I left South Africa for London in 1961 where I worked in temporary employment and studied art part time, returning to South Africa with a new family in 1966. I lived in Cape town from 1970 until 1980 where I studied Fine Art and Photography and worked as a Printer in Magazine Publishing. I returned permanently to London in 1980 and worked in positions allied to the Printing Industry. I am now retired and concentrate on my art and photography.