F R O M B O K A A P T O B O K A R O O
This project is inspired by my abiding love of heritage structures and the environment in which they exist, specifically what could be termed the basic vernacular. This is people building from the ground up, most often without knowledge of architectural practices, utilising materials readily available near the sites. The buildings speak a language devoid of pretentions, that would illustrate and boast to one's neighbours of success measured by the scale and flamboyance of the building. Instead, these speak of achievement through trials and tribulations, of establishing a home. Some of my photographs show grander ambitions, train stations or industrial buildings that no longer fulfil their original intention, but they too were never of majestic scales: functional and aesthetically simple.