Growing up in the middle class white suburbs of KwaZulu-Natal, I had time to explore my surroundings and see the peculiarities of my suburban landscape. I became interested in scenes that portray a kind of bleakness that are so frequently found but often over looked: a car under a cover for safekeeping, a neglected golf-ball mailbox. What do these scenes tell me about the people living in these spaces?
Through photography, I am looking to critique not specifically the middle class but the areas that they happen to inhabit, and investigate how these spaces influence and are influenced by their residents. This is as much of a portrait of myself as it is of the middle class environment.
Drawing inspiration from photographers such as Alec Soth and Stephen Shore, I use my spare time to further explore and examine my suburban surroundings, through the use of 35mm and 120 film.