Today’s shots were taken around 4 years back, and is part of a 80 portrait collection. Let me explain why I have a gun pointed towards my camera. I have always been a little crazy and over ambitious, and when I was 7.5 months pregnant, every person I met would tell me the same old stupid story, You’re a soon to be mom, your life will change, you’ll need to grow up, watch your language , stop smoking, you need to stop working for a few years and be a good mother to your child . People do love to give advice , and I do love to swear . ” Fuck that Shit ! ” I Said , I will never change who I am . So the following week i booked myself a flight to Cape Town , South Africa to shoot portraits of some of the most dangerous gangsters . It was either really stupid or I was definitely getting my point across that nothing will change who i am .
We had a white backdrop , a Hasselblad cable tied to my body, knucklebusters and a pink Volkswagen Beetle, and that is how we drove around the Cape Flats doing our project. We shot for about 2 weeks , we were almost robbed at least 10 times , and so many other close calls but we found the most amazing people to photograph, and it was so worth it . Never change who you are, make your own decisions , and just keep on doing whatever inspires you