Redhill is an amazing location with a very sad history.
In the late 1960’s the area was home to more than 70 coloured families, who was then forcibly evicted and moved to the Cape Flats under the Group Areas Act of the then Apartheid Government (Regime).
All that is left of what was once family homes are ruins and it a stark reminder of how things went wrong. You can read more here: news24.com
Dorian, a male model from Cape Town, and myself took a drive out to Redhill to update his portfolio images. The weather definitely did not play along.. First my light stand was blown over by huge gusts of wind, no damage luckily, and then the heavens opened up. I am not one to complain about the rain. We need every drop we can get.
We waited in the car for a while and when things didn’t look like were going to change, we decided to try a couple of other locations. The first was the big gun at Simonstown, where I managed to grab a couple of nice shots, but the wind didn’t let down and the temperature drop quite a bit.
After Simonstown we headed back to the city of Cape Town, more specifically Rhodes Memorial. It is an amazing location with just as much history. I will tell a bit more about the Memorial in a following post.
So here are my favorites from Dorian’s shoot at Redhill and surrounds:
Thank you for looking 🙂