I could be a photographer, artist, writer, collector, a page-turner, archivist, data-entry operator, visual artist, creative, flâneur, illustrator, graphic designer, website builder, shopper, cleaner, hoarder, drawer, miner, consumer, editor, accumulator, decision-maker, procrastinator, of noem maar op, hoor!
Thank you for dropping by. Scroll down to find out more about who I am, what I do, and how this site is structured. It’s image heavy and while best viewed on a desktop or laptop, it works across mobile devices as well.
I’m an artist who writes. I work in communication following a reasonable stint teaching and lecturing in photography. Photography is my medium but I also draw, create installations and build websites. I walk a lot.
Did you know that XYZ means eXamine Your Zipper? As in, your fly is down, you might want to check it.
I don’t know about you, but I see XYZ as a start. It means there’s more to come. As I’m not a dot com, I chose .xyz as my domain extension for this site. The aim of the site is to bring together all of my work in one place. I chose .xyz as it kind of means blah-blah-blah. It’s off-the-cuff. It’s the kind of thing you say when you don’t know how to finish a sentence or don’t want to bore someone with details.
XYZ is experimental and very much a work-in-progress. The aim is to add to it regularly and let it evolve. I’m open to happy accidents, tangents and distractions which I hoep will fuse well with the plans I have. If you’re wondering what it’s all about think idiosyncratic, imperfect, and inquisitive.
You could also argue that XYZ is an end. One day it will end but while I’m breathing I plan to add to it and update it regularly. I hope you enjoy it.