Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: Real Life

Just another typical New Years Eve in la-la-land

What does your New Year’s look like every year? Does it involve wild rooftop partying the night away, or flopping into bed by 9.30pm, too happy that the crappiest year … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

About a mess of bona fide, frank, funny munchkins

I have been working at an NGO in the Western Cape for around a month now – filling in until the end of the school term for someone who left unexpectedly. I … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 3 Comments

About capturing those special moments for your favourite social network

I wrote this blog in September 2013, posted it, and then immediately deleted it when one of its protagonists asked me not to make his photo public until after he had … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Helping turn children’s dreams into reality

Over the years my mother has held several jobs, the latest being as fundraiser for an NGO called the Enlighten Education Trust in Hermanus, an hour and a half out … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

-tychs: Play in Madagascar

I shot these diptychs and triptychs 5 years ago – some of the first I ever did. All represent where children play here in Madagascar, with its dearth of formal … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Diptych: Lunchtime

December 6, 2015

Diptych: Wash Day

December 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Diptychs: an introduction

For the next few days I’m going to dial things back a bit, and give you just two images a day, in the form of a diptych. A diptych was … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Tana and the sounds of silence. Not.

This city is loud – turbulent, colourful and real – even here in this compound where I’m currently living. The hodgepodge of sound comes in waves: the pitter patter of soothing rain in the middle of … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · 3 Comments