Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Importance Of Being Idle.

Finally getting everything up to date. If you are reading this here, then you are on the new blog. If you are reading it here, you are on the old one, which will be phased out (sooner than later.) Basically, I have been quite idle, for quite a few months. The year has been a busy one, and many is the job that snowed me in and under; added to that, the various projects I have been involved in, and you have a recipe for backsliding. "But I don't mind, as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine..." A lot has been achieved this year, and my work has been seen in a number of places, from the wall of The Bin in Cape Town, to the windows of every Levi's Store in the country, both alongside fellow Nighthawk Warren Van Rensburg. But there are still those that wish to see me sort my blog... Mark Hinch, Marc Morris, Paolo Mosca and others. So I had better get cracking.

From now on, whichever blog you visit, the updates (future and backdated, if I can get this new blogger to allow me to do so) will be posted here. The old blog, will have nothing new on it... consider it effectively
dead and buried. Or lying in state. Or something.

As it was, the old blog had not been updated since I left for Oppikoppi. At Easter. Next thing I knew, I was back from the festival... in August! One thing had happened in-between though, that put me off blogging. I had returned at Easter, stoked by the work I had done, and fired up to clear up some January backlog. I was editing a selection of photos for the Crazy Monkey people when I got a phonecall from my Mom... to ask if I had heard about an acquainance that had been shot dead in Cape Town. Brett Goldin had been killed, and I was busy with a photograph of him on the set of The Most Amazing Show when I got the call. A lot has been said about his murder since then, and I had no interest in having anything to say on the issue at the time... suffice it to say that there have been convictions, and all his family now can do is remember him.

Since I heard about his death, I had not really been in the mood to blog. Cannot say why, but I had things bothering me. But there's a new year coming now... and things inside my head seem to be back on track. I suppose it's relevant that I did at least make one update in the year (when you consider what it's about.) That said, I am on my way to meet Fokofpolisiekar, as they prepare to take on Pretoria. They are playing a New Year's Eve party tonight, and then tomorrow I will be in Mamelodi shooting a New Year's Day party that Oppikoppi's people are organizing. No rest for the wicked.

When next I post, I guess it'll be 2007. While it is important to keep looking forward, I will do my best to look backwards as well, in terms of updating (backdating?) the blog. This link will serve as location for details on updates. Every time
I add something new (old?) I will list it below. But I will make sure to also to post it under anything new that comes up, if there has been an update (back date?) at the time of posting.

And for now... I guess that's it until 2007. Happy New Year.

Later.


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