V&A Waterfront, Cape Town — March 2018.

I consider WATER[LESS] to be a meditation on the cause and effect of large-scale ecological trauma, an up-close navigation of the grey area of environmental flux where human negligence meets human impotence in the face of environmental reality. In considering the desalination plant’s construction site in close relationship with the V&A area of which it is an uneasy extension, these images are intended to highlight the complicated and inextricable connections between humanity and the environment. Shot on 35mm Portra 400 film, my choice of analogue format speaks to the impending permanence which this transitional societal and environmental moment manifests; ultimately, I hope that this body of work raises and exemplifies crucial questions of blame, responsibility, and collective reckoning as Cape Town moves forward.