Last month marked my seventh year of living in Sea Point, Cape Town. That’s a damn long time and, to be quite honest, I think a move is probably a little overdue.
Not because I don’t like it here. Quite to the contrary. I like it so much, I’ve gotten quite comfortable indeed. It’s just that I feel an old restlessness returning. The need to expand, explore and try something new. Living and working in a 43m² space does, I suppose, take its toll – no matter how cosy and cute and reminiscent of home.
Although I’m not quite sure about the logistics just yet, there’s no question about it: the next big step looms and I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.
In the meantime, I’m soaking up Sea Point, making sure I remember every inch just as it is right now. What can I say? I’m a sucker for nostalgia and this place has got me real good.
Over the course of the past year or so, I’ve snapped a few shots on 35mm film that seem to capture this sense of longing while still very much living in the midst of it. In most cases, these were the last few ‘throwaway’ exposures taken on spools filled with pictures of exotic elsewheres.
Looking through them, though, I feel inspired to dedicate a whole project to Sea Point and the complex intersection of life it holds. Maybe I will. Let’s see.
Until then… a few throwaway shots on 35mm film.