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365 Portraits of Strangers
Day 205 -
"Peseti the New Man"
Today I met Peseti walking down Kloof Street and he is literally the man! He is 25 years old and a web engineer and has this awesome outfit on, because he recently went to the bush and is now a man. We spoke quite a bit about his 14 days of initiation to become a man, which is part of the Xhosa tradition, and he told me that his biggest fear was death because of the amount of poor men that do not make it through the procedure. He loved the experience though, and is happy to be a man.
"Above the coastline" Here is a photo I took from @tablemountainca a few days ago when myself and @campsbaygirl made a quick mission to the top when we saw it was above the clouds. The joys of owning a Cable Card 😉
Meet 27 year old Colin. He is originally from Harare in Zimbabwe, but he moved to South Africa a year and a half ago to escape the political crisis in his home country. These days, he is an aspiring artist and loves to design African themed garments, but because work is tight in that area, he works as a car guard in Gardens. One of the things he appreciates most about living in South Africa now is that there is always food in the shops and that the people in Cape Town itself are so friendly. He was such a cool guy to sit and chat with and after showing him his photos, his smile couldn’t grow any bigger. It’s moments like that, which make me love taking photos of people.
#DailySunset - Day 935 | “Swinging Light” | Today myself and @campsbaygirl went through to Stellenbosch to walk around the town and admire art in the form of benches. There 8 of them around the centre of town. Go find them, upload then to Instagram using the tag #ComeSitStellenbosch and you can win a luxury stay for two.
#DailySunset - Day 934 | “From the top of Biskop” | Finally I’m back into running again and tonight I decided to give Biskop Stairs a bash at 6km into my run. Needless to say the view from the top was enough to take my mind off my lungs that wanted to explode.
I met Kiyaam on Kloof Street on Sunday as I walked past McDonalds. He was walking by looking at the food some people were eating and I felt terrible for him. I went to chat and gave him what I had in change for food because I knew he wouldn’t use it’d or booze or drugs. He is the kindest homeless person I’ve met. Kiyaam is originally from Grassy Park, but ran away from home when he was a teenager because he did not get on with his mothers new husband. He has been on the streets since the 15th of August 2001 and in just under a month, he would have been living on the streets for 13 years. He used be a taxi cab driver and has a taxi licence too, but he lost his job and was forced to live on the street. He is happy though and says the only times he hates it is when it rains because he would rather have a shelter full of women and children, than be spiteful and take their place. It was an eye opening conversation with Kiyaam and it was one I walked away from with a smile on my face.
"GoPro Pools" | Last night myself and @campsbaygirl met up with @diaryofalex at the Camps Bay Tidal Pool for the sunset. I set the #GoPro up on a rock that would normally be under water here and let it do it’s thing. Gotta love that we don’t have to drive far to get here and that we can see when it is going to look awesome from our apartment.