I recently wrote a blog post about Port Elizabeth, and to be honest I think I botched it.. I didn’t really tell the story the way I saw it in my head. So this is my 2nd take.. I guess I got too excited and forgot what I was trying to say. That coupled with winter blues I lost the plot.. Oh well. Let me try again.
I have said on numerous occasions how much I would love to spend more time in Port Elizabeth, it seems the place has ignited something inside of me. This all started with a very overcast day, there was a classic grey and dingy feel to the light and I was just itching to get my camera out. Joburg doesn’t get winter rain,so its safe to say I needed to break my seal.
I have been working in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium which is built on the old Prince Alfred Park. The stadium is probably one of the most prominent features of Port Elizabeth since it was built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. I took a few shots inside the stadium and then walked the ring road around the outside stadium and managed to find a few interesting photographs no more than a street away from the amazingly state of the art structure. I took the stroll with my 50mm and shot one or two inside a house with a slightly wider lens. The history in this town blows my mind every time I see it. I find myself stuck in the past completely, thinking about how it looked back then, The people who lived here and what their everyday life was like.
This is what I saw..
And then back to the real world..
If you got this far, why not leave a comment below with your thoughts on these photographs?